What Counts as Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited under federal and state law. However, this type of conduct in the workplace is a prevalent problem. According to a study conducted by the EEOC in 2016, approximately 75% of people who experience workplace harassment do not tell their supervisors or employers. When surveyed anonymously, almost 60% of

How to Document Sexual Harassment

How to Document Sexual Harassment

If someone at your job is sexually harassing you, you may be entitled to recover damages by filing a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. However, if you do not properly document the harassment you have faced, succeeding with your claim might be difficult. In many cases, employees fail to properly document and

Which Federal Agency Enforces Sexual Harassment Laws?

Which Federal Agency Enforces Sexual Harassment Laws?

Workplace discrimination based on a worker’s protected characteristics is illegal under federal law. Sexual harassment is considered to be a form of unlawful sex discrimination and is prohibited in the workplace. The agency that enforces the federal anti-discrimination laws is the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Workers who pursue discrimination claims against their employers must

Sexual Harassment Definition

Under federal law, sexual harassment can take several forms in the workplace. The workplace sexual harassment definition might include inappropriate comments, demanding sexual favors in exchange for providing work benefits, displaying obscene photos, and other examples. Determining what is illegal harassment and what is acceptable can be difficult. By looking at how the courts and

What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?

While employers are allowed to fire most workers in New Jersey or Pennsylvania at any time and for nearly any reason or no reason at all, there are some exceptions to this rule. Employers cannot terminate workers for discriminatory reasons based on their protected statuses. They also cannot fire workers to retaliate against them for

What Are the Most Common Types of Harassment in the Workplace?

Workplace harassment is a pervasive problem in workplaces in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and throughout the U.S. Some types of workplace harassment are illegal. You should recognize the different forms of workplace harassment and know the unlawful types. The attorneys at Swartz Swidler might help if you have been the victim of illegal harassment at your

What Is Gender Identity Discrimination

What Is Gender Identity Discrimination?

Your gender identity is the gender with which you identify. It may be different from your anatomical or assigned gender from your birth. There is not a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity. However, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has interpreted the federal prohibition of sex discrimination to include discrimination based on