Wronko Loewen Benucci, Attorneys at Law has represented both employers and employees in sexual harassment claims. With a combined 60 years of experience and hundreds of jury trials, our lawyers are not afraid to challenge any corporation, no matter the size, that has allowed an employee to be sexually or otherwise harassed. Likewise, we will vigorously defend the smallest employer or employee who is wrongfully accused.
What Is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination. There are two forms of sexual harassment: 1) quid pro quo and 2) hostile work environment. “Quid-Pro-Quo” is when a superior demands sex from a subordinate, and offers employment, advancement, or simply the retention a job in return. Whether the affair was consummated or not, the subordinate has a sexual harassment claim.
Hostile environment sexual harassment is a situation in which the employer (or a supervisor or co-worker) does or says things that make the victim feel uncomfortable because of his or her sex. Consensual joking or relationships do not qualify — it only involves unwelcome sexual advances or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
What Should I Do?
Victims of sexual harassment can recover for their lost wages, future lost wages, emotional distress, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees. However, in most cases an employee must first complain to the employer about sexual harassment. To establish an employer’s liability, the employee generally has to prove that the employer knew of the sexual harassment and failed to take appropriate remedial action.
Sexual harassment is one of the most complicated areas of employment law. Only an experienced New Jersey sexual harassment attorney should be trusted with such complex and delicate matters. Our lawyers know how to get clients what they need, while always remaining sensitive to their needs and feelings.
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Wronko Loewen Benucci, Attorneys at Law
Phone: (908) 704-9200
69 Grove St
Somerville, NJ 08876
1130 Route 202 South
Raritan, NJ 08869
54 Main Street, Suite 104
Succasunna, NJ 07876