Do I Need a Witness for My Sexual Harassment Case?

Sexual harassment in the workplace remains a significant societal problem in the 21st century despite decades of progress and strengthened worker protections. For anyone who has been the subject of illegal sexual harassment, there are a myriad of questions and fears about taking legal action. A common question is whether witnesses are necessary in proving a sexual harassment claim. Although you do not need witnesses to prove your claim, there are things to keep in mind when an employee has[…] Read More

Confidentiality and NJ Sexual Harassment Settlements

When Governor Murphy signed Bill S121, the main purpose was to modify settlement agreements and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that were part of employment contracts. It bans them from concealing the details of sexual harassment and discrimination claims, along with incidences of retaliation against employees for making them. The bill was signed on March 19, about 10 months after it passed in the Senate. These agreements have been used to prevent accusers from making public their harasser’s names and settlement amounts.[…] Read More

How to Tell if You are Being Sexually Harassed at Work

Sexual harassment is a serious matter that should not be taken lightly. If someone is harassing you at work you should not hesitate to seek help. Unfortunately, sometimes sexual harassment is not clear-cut or black and white. Sometimes people might not realize the actions or words a coworker is using that are making them uncomfortable actually qualify as sexual harassment.Sexual harassment encompasses many different unwanted actions and behaviors. It is not limited to aggressive physical advancements and it is not[…] Read More

What to Do When you Experience Sexual Harassment at Work

There has certainly been a lot of talk lately about sexual harassment. While there has been a lot of talk about it, it may not be as clear how to handle it if it happens to you while at work. A recent survey found that 81 percent of women and 43 percent of men said they experienced sexual harassment during their lifetime. Thirty-eight percent of women revealed that the sexual harassment they experienced was at work. Even though there is[…] Read More