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Top Newark, NJ Sexual Harassment Lawyers Near You

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Newark Office

1085 Raymond Blvd, 8th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Basking Ridge Office | Serving Newark, NJ

150 Allen Road, Suite 200, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Newark Office

1037 Raymond Blvd, Suite 1800, Newark, NJ 07102

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Matawan Office | Serving Newark, NJ

90 Matawan, PO Box 2001, Matawan, NJ 07747

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Roseland Office | Serving Newark, NJ

425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 302, Roseland, NJ 07068

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Florham Park Office | Serving Newark, NJ

200 Campus Drive, Florham Park, NJ 07932

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Hackensack Office | Serving Newark, NJ

1 University Plaza Dr, #516, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Flemington Office | Serving Newark, NJ

5 Walter Foran Boulevard, Suite 2007, Flemington, NJ 08822

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Jersey City Office | Serving Newark, NJ

111 Town Square Place, Suite 400, Jersey City, NJ 07310

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Parsippany Office | Serving Newark, NJ

90 E Halsey Rd, Suite 309, Parsippany, NJ 07054

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Newark Office

1037 Raymond Blvd, Suite 1010, Newark, NJ 07102

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Morristown Office | Serving Newark, NJ

350 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Little Falls Office | Serving Newark, NJ

96 Newark Pompton Turnpike, PO Box 360, Little Falls, NJ 07424

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Short Hills Office | Serving Newark, NJ

51 John F. Kennedy Parkway, First Floor West, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | East Windsor Office | Serving Newark, NJ

50 Millstone Rd, Building 300, Suite 202, East Windsor, NJ 08512

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Newark Office

1037 Raymond Blvd, Suite 900, Newark, NJ 07102

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Saddle Brook Office | Serving Newark, NJ

Park 80 West, Plaza II, 250 Pehle Avenue, Suite 200, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

Sexual Harassment Lawyers | Paramus Office | Serving Newark, NJ

140 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 415, South Tower, Paramus, NJ 07652

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The Average Total Federal Prison Sentence for Sexual Harassment in New Jersey

183 months*

* based on 2019 Individual Offenders - Federal Court sentencing in New Jersey federal courts. See Sentencing Data Information for complete details.

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What Is Considered Sexual Harassment?

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, workers are protected against sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment can be conduct or comments that substantially interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Sexual harassment is prohibited under federal law but many states have their own employee rights laws that give further protections for workers. Sexual harassment can occur between men or women or people of any gender or sexual orientation. A sexual harassment lawsuit can allow a worker to recover lost income, loss of benefits, and in some cases, punitive damages.

What Are Forms of Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment includes hostile work environment claims and quid pro quo harassment. Quit pro quo is Latin for “this for that” and may involve a supervisor offering benefits in exchange for sexual favors. For example, if the boss says an employee will get a promotion if they have sex with the boss, that is quid pro quo harassment. Hostile work environment sexual harassment claims involve unwanted conduct or harassment that is severe or ongoing in a way that unreasonably interferes with work performance. Conduct that could create a hostile work environment includes unwanted sexual advances, repeated offensive comments, unwanted touching, or even sexual jokes or comics.

How Can I Stop Sexual Harassment?

If you are dealing with a coworker that is harassing you, tell the employee to stop the harassment immediately. You should report sexual harassment to your supervisor or human resources department. This puts the company on notice of the harassment and can protect you if you are later retaliated against or if the company does not put an end to the harassment. If the harassment continues and the company takes no meaningful action, you can contact a sexual harassment attorney for legal advice and report the sexual harassment claim to the EEOC or state agency.

I Got Fired After Reporting Harassment

Your employer cannot retaliate against you if you report harassment. It may be unlawful retaliation for an employer to fire, demote, or take any adverse employment action against a worker for engaging in protected activities, like reporting harassment or complaining about another coworker that is being harassed. If you were fired for reporting a hostile work environment, a sexual harassment lawyer can help you recover damages.

Is Sexual Harassment a Crime?

Some types of sexual harassment could also be a crime. Sexual assault, stalking, indecent exposure, lewd conduct, and other criminal charges can overlap with sexual harassment. For example, if a sexual harasser was making unwanted sexual advances at work, that could be considered harassment. If the harasser then reached out and groped the employee, that could be considered assault. If you think you may have been the victim of criminal assault, you can report the offense to law enforcement.

Can I File a Lawsuit for Sexual Harassment?

You may be able to file a lawsuit in civil court if you are a victim of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment lawsuits generally require the employer to have exhausted other pathways first, including filing an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claim or going through your state employment rights agency. An employment lawyer can help you get money for lost wages, loss of benefits, and even get your job back if you were a victim of workplace sexual harassment.

Can I Sue For Harassment if I Quit?

Yes, you can file a sexual harassment claim after you quit, after you were fired, or even if you are still employed. Some workers find their jobs to be such an offensive work environment that they have no option but to quit. Talk to a sexual harassment law firm about your options for taking legal action after harassing conduct at work.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it’s possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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