Princeton NJ Sex Discrimination Lawyer
With Offices in Trenton and Pennington, NJ
Nobody should ever be passed over for a job opportunity or a promotion because of their sex. Unfortunately, not every employer in the State of New Jersey treats applicants and workers with the respect they deserve. That’s why federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace are necessary. Discrimination of any kind – whether it’s based on sex, race, age, or any other protect category – can be humiliating and degrading to the victim. However, discrimination is particularly troubling when it involves sex or gender because women have historically been treated differently by men in the workplace. The good news is that the days of this sort of behavior being chalked up to “the way things just are” have come to an end. If you have been the victim of sex discrimination in the workplace, you should contact an attorney immediately.
Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson is a well-respected law firm with more than 40 years of experience in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our litigators have successfully represented victims of sex discrimination throughout Mercer County, NJ, including Ewing, East Windsor, and Robbinsville. We understand how the employment discrimination claims process works in New Jersey, so you can count on us to handle your sex discrimination case. Call KCR now to speak with a member of our employment law team.
Sex Discrimination Laws in Mercer County NJ
Federal laws and New Jersey laws prohibit employers from treating a job applicant or a current employee unfavorably because of their sex. These anti-discrimination laws are fairly broad in scope and apply even when the employee is treated differently because of related characteristics like pregnancy or sexual orientation.
The federal law is codified in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It forbids sex discrimination in any aspect of employment. However, the law is limited to employers with 15 or more employees; employers with fewer than 15 employees are not covered by the law. Meanwhile, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination applies to all employers who discriminate on the basis of sex, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Laws Against Sexual Harassment in Hamilton NJ
The anti-discrimination laws generally prohibit employers from using sex as a factor in hiring and firing decisions. These laws also apply to sexual harassment in the workplace. Businesses in New Jersey have a legal obligation to protect employees against sexual harassment. This includes:
- Verbal harassment such as sexual jokes or sexually suggestive innuendo
- Non-verbal harassment such as unwanted staring or sexually suggestive body language
- Physical harassment, which can range from unwanted touching to sexual assault or rape
Additionally, employers are required to take steps to prevent a hostile work environment. This means that the employer is potentially liable if supervisors or employees take actions that cause an employee to feel uncomfortable in the workplace.
Contact Lawrence NJ Sex Discrimination Attorneys
Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson will do whatever it takes to win your sex discrimination claim. We handle all employment law cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid after we help you get paid. Call us today to discuss your case with one of our experienced litigators, or email us to schedule a free consultation at our offices in Trenton or Pennington.