New Jersey and Pennsylvania Workplace Harassment Attorneys
Representing Clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Sexual workplace harassment can be humiliating. You go to work to earn a living and, in many cases, contribute something productive to the world. You have every right to expect that you will be allowed to perform your job free from discrimination or harassment. When a co-worker, boss, or employer sexually harasses you, it can be emotionally devastating. In many instances, workplace harassment can cause a worker to quit their job.
The skilled employment law attorneys at Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson know how to help you seek justice for workplace sexual harassment. We recognize that your career could be at stake, which is why we always take workplace harassment claims very seriously. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience handling workplace harassment cases throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
State and Federal Laws Protect You against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Both state and federal laws require employers to maintain a safe working environment for their employees. This means you have a legal right to go to work and be free from unwelcome sexual conduct. If you’ve been victimized by physical harassment (e.g., unwanted touching), verbal harassment (sexually charged comments), or non-verbal harassment (sexually suggestive body language), you may have a viable claim for workplace harassment. In addition to covering sex discrimination, state and federal anti-harassment statutes also apply to harassment based on sexual orientation or sexual stereotypes.
You have no reason to fear filing a complaint against your employer because both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) protect employees against retaliation for reporting sexual harassment (or any other type of discriminatory harassment) in the workplace.
Although it’s important to report harassment to your supervisor as soon as it occurs, you will probably need to speak with an experienced attorney before pursuing a sexual harassment claim any further. This is because employment discrimination and harassment statutes are incredibly complex and often include nuances that experienced employment law attorneys may be best-suited to understand. You do not want to risk losing your claim because you were unaware of certain deadlines or special requirements imposed by the law.
NJ & PA Employment Discrimination Lawyers Fight Workplace Harassment
If you’ve suffered as a result of workplace harassment, the experienced employment discrimination lawyers at Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson can help you seek damages, including job reinstatement, compensation for lost wages, compensation for emotional distress, and punitive damages to ensure your employer stops harassment in the future.
Call us today, or simply email us to request a free, in-person consultation about your case. We understand the sensitive nature of discrimination cases, which is why we will handle your workplace sexual harassment claim delicately and respect your privacy at all times.