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How To Report Sexual Harassment at Work in New Jersey

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 who are the victims of sexual harassment can take steps to end it through both informal and formal processes. The legal team at Swartz Swidler is available to guide sexual harassment victims through the process.

Speak out

In some cases, the people who are responsible for sexual harassment may not understand that others consider their conduct to be offensive. This is especially true in hostile work environment sexual harassment cases. The first step that you should take in this type of case is to confront the perpetrator. Many times, this will be enough to end the harassment. Even if it continues, you will have placed the harasser on notice.

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File a complaint with your employer

If confronting the harasser doesn’t put an end to his or her behavior, your next step is to file a formal complaint with your employer. Check with your company for its procedure for filing sexual harassment complaints, and follow it. If there isn’t a procedure in place, complain to your supervisor. If your supervisor is the harasser, complain to his or her supervisor. You should document all incidents of harassment with their dates, times and the names of witnesses. Your complaint should be filed in writing, and you should keep a copy of it as well.

Filing an administrative charge

If your company fails to investigate your complaint, does nothing or retaliates against you, your next step is to file an administrative charge of discrimination. You can file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights within the Office of the Attorney General. If the agency is unable to resolve your charge but determines that it is valid, you will be given a letter notifying you of your right to sue.

Litigation

If you receive a right to sue letter, you are able to file a lawsuit against your employer in state or federal court. The attorneys at Swartz Swidler may assist you with filing the civil complaint in the appropriate court. Through a lawsuit, you may be able to receive the following:

  • Reinstatement to your former job
  • Back pay
  • The value of lost fringe benefits
  • Emotional distress damages
  • An order for your employer to implement training and policies to end harassment
  • Your legal costs and attorney’s fees

If you are the victim of sexual harassment, the attorneys at Swartz Swidler may guide you through the complaint process. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Most Frequently Asked Question: Do I Have A Case?

While it is true that every case is different, The law is pretty clear in most cases. The best way to determine if you have a case is to contact one of our attorneys. For more information check out the FAQ below or visit our FAQ Page

Most Frequently Asked Question:
Do I Have A Case?

While it is true that every case is different, The law is pretty clear in most cases. The best way to determine if you have a case is contact one of our attorneys. For more information on a just a few scenarios checkout the flip box FAQ below or visit our FAQ Page.

A 2017 ABC News – Washington Post Poll Found that 54% of American Women have experienced some sort of sexual harassment at some point in their lives.

6 Steps To Take If You Are Being Harassed in the Workplace

  1. Document any comments or different treatment experienced.
  2. Keep your documentation in a safe place.
  3. Gather all inappropriate texts, email, notes, or other evidence.
  4. Report the harassment at work in writing.
  5. File a complaint with the EEOC.
  6. Contact Swartz – Swidler for legal assistance with your claim.

If you or someone you know has experienced harassment in the workplace. Help can be just a phone call away.

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Our Locations

Cherry Hill Headquarters

1101 Kings Hwy N
Suite 402
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

Phone: (856) 685-7420
Fax: (856) 685-7417

Philadelphia Satellite Office

123 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 995-2733