Sexual harassment is illegal when it occurs in the workplace. You might be unclear about what constitutes sexual harassment vs. when the harassment is non-sexual in nature. Sexual harassment at work is considered to be a type of unlawful discrimination, and it includes unwelcome sexual comments, behavior, or conduct about gender, sex, or sexual orientation.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is unlawful under federal and state laws. Despite the prohibitions against it, it continues to be a serious problem in workplaces throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the rest of the U.S. If you are the victim of workplace sexual harassment, it is important for you to understand your rights. The
If you believe that you have been the victim of workplace sexual harassment, you may have legal rights. This refers to conduct of a sexual nature that occurs between co-workers or to unwanted sexual advances at work. Often, these types of actions interfere with your ability to perform your job duties and create work environments
Some people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are harassed over the internet. If you are the victim of harassment online, there are some steps that the attorneys at Swartz Swidler recommend that you take so that you can end the harassment and avoid future incidents. Online harassment There are two main categories of online harassment,
Many people have a difficult time understanding why proving a sexual harassment case in court can be hard. Part of the problem is that people confuse the common definition of sexual harassment with the legal one. Sexual harassment that happens on the street such as catcalling is not prohibited, but sexual harassment that happens in
Cases of sexual harassment have been widely reported in the media that involve politicians, celebrities and media personalities. While headlines constantly seem to emerge, sexual harassment is not limited to just the rich and famous. Research demonstrates that sexual harassment happens very frequently and in all industries. A majority of sexual harassment claims happen outside
Despite the prohibitions against workplace sexual harassment in New Jersey, it remains to be a prevalent problem. People who are the victims of sexual harassment often feel as if they have no power. When this behavior happens at work, some people are concerned that they may lose their jobs if they complain. In reality, workers
Sexual assault laws are confusing to many victims, and they vary from state to state. Even in situations in which the victim has physical evidence to support the claim, many of these cases never are filed in criminal court. It is important to understand the sexual assault laws as well as the potential for obtaining
Victims of workplace sexual harassment can be greatly impacted. They might have trouble performing the tasks of their jobs. They may also be prevented from getting promotions and might also lose their jobs. While workers are able to seek relief through the civil process for workplace sexual harassment, the civil laws do not make the
As stories of powerful people who have allegedly sexually harassed or assaulted women consume the news cycle, some people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania might wonder where to draw the line between harmless flirting and bantering at their workplaces and sexual harassment. In the workplace, sexual harassment is illegal under both state and federal law.