Why Does Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Look Different During the Pandemic?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic of 2020 has lasted into 2021 and caused many states and even entire nations to endure full lockdowns. That means many people who formerly communicated in person or over a company phone have been getting work done remotely. Remote work and remote communications have led to sexual harassment occurring remotely rather than in person. That has many employment lawyers reviewing complaints from clients that are significantly different than during non-pandemic years. Apparent Rise in Virtual Sexual[…] Read More

Is Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Driving Women Away from Science Careers?

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that 20 to 50 percent of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experience sexual harassment. This sexual harassment often has long-lasting effects on the STEM workforce, including driving women away from careers in science. Sexual harassment also has long-term negative effects on both an individual and their workplace, including creating a hostile work environment. Victims of sexual harassment are encouraged to contact an experienced employment lawyer for[…] Read More

How can I Spot Sexual Harassment at Work?

Sexual harassment at work can take many forms, such as overt acts or more subtle conduct that rises to the level of an actionable offense. In New Jersey, a sexual harassment complaint may be filed under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. However, on a federal level, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates complaints of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The[…] Read More

How Should I Handle Virtual Sexual Harassment When Working from Home?

The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought countless changes to everyday life. From social distancing to wearing cloth face coverings, people across the globe are taking steps to stop the spread of the virus while retaining some semblance of life, and the workplace is no exception. Remote work has become the new normal for millions of employees in this country and abroad. While working from home comes with some conveniences, workers should know that discrimination still exists in the virtual workplace.[…] Read More

What are a Company’s Legal Obligations to Employees Concerning COVID-19?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused many workplaces to re-evaluate their overall safety and prioritize the health of their employees. The rapid spread of the virus has led to increased workplace safety rules and the implementation of new legal obligations for employers. Due to the changing laws, many businesses are constantly questioning their legal risk when it comes to their obligation to their employees. Employers are expected to follow pre-existing state and federal worker protection and labor laws, as well as[…] Read More