Gloucester County Harassment Lawyers
Representing New Jersey clients facing harassment in the workplace
Employers have a legal obligation to adopt policies and procedures that keep their workplaces free of discrimination and harassment. But what, exactly, is harassment?
Harassment can include not only severe incidents such as assaults and threats but also jokes, use of slurs or derogatory language, or posting insensitive cartoons or other materials. When this conduct becomes so severe as to create a hostile work environment, it becomes harassment.
Employers may not make hiring or promotional decisions or set the terms and conditions of employment based on employee characteristics such as race, religion, or national origin. And besides being responsible for their own actions, employers must also take prompt remedial measures against employees or supervisors who engage in prohibited harassment against other employees.
In fact, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) makes it unlawful to subject people to disparate treatment or harassment based on:
Individuals who face harassment based on a mistaken belief about one of these characteristics may also be entitled to relief. Victims of harassment should immediately inform their employer of the situation. If the employer does not take prompt and effective action to stop harassment, contact a harassment lawyer in Gloucester County.
The stakes are high
The Gloucester County harassment lawyers of Richardson Employment & Civil Rights Law, LLC know what is at stake in harassment cases. For victims, a hostile work environment can be highly stressful and it can feel like there is nowhere to turn. For employers, in addition to the immediate financial consequences of having to pay a large judgment or settlement, allegations of on-the-job harassment and discrimination can have a devastating impact on their reputations and their businesses. For both employers and employees, our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to aggressively defend their interests.
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