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Sexual Harassment

Under both federal and New Jersey State law, sexual harassment is considered a type of discrimination and, as such, is against the law.

The New Jersey Law of Discrimination protects against intentional discrimination, which includes conduct or statements discriminatory in nature, or differential treatment, in this case, based on gender. Be aware that both men and women can be victims of sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment can take a variety of forms, including off-color jokes or remarks, sexual teasing or insults, suggestive behavior, leering, propositions (including, but not limited to, asking for sexual favors), physical contact of a sexual nature (kissing, slapping, touching, pinching), the posting of sexually offensive or explicit literature or pictures either in a public place or your personal work area, and questions regarding your sexual activity.

There are two forms of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile work environment. Quid pro quo cases involve sexual favors being asked of the employee in exchange for something favorable, such as a promotion or raise, or to prevent something unfavorable, such as a demotion or dismissal. Hostile work environments exist when an employee is exposed to sexually explicit or offensive language or actions at work.

Under the law employers may not sexually harass or permit sexual harassment of their employees. In other words, an employer must take the initiative to ensure their employees are not harassed by anyone they come into contact with in the course of their job, including coworkers, supervisors, clients and customers.

Victims of sexual harassment have the right to report such harassment without the fear of recrimination. Under the law, the employer is obligated to take all claims of sexual harassment seriously, conduct a quick and effective investigation of the complaint and, if found valid, stop the harassment. The employer also cannot retaliate against the employee for reporting the incident.

Because sexual harassment is against the law and can take many forms, it may be necessary for you to utilize the services of an experienced attorney. If you believe you are the victim of sexual harassment, contact Kearns Rotolo Law attorneys to receive advice. Protect your rights. Call Kearns Rotolo Law today.

What Our Clients are Saying

The absolute BEST!!! I have a family of attorneys but needed someone local. Victor was recommended to me and words cannot describe how pleased I was with his firm. The outstanding service and attention each member of his staff gave to me surpassed any and all expectations. Victor surrounds himself with a hardworking team that he leads. I felt it was money spent wisely. I will continue to recommend Victor and his associates.

- Stephanie

Mr. Rotolo has helped me numerous times in legal matters and has continued to support and help me through countless hardships. He is dedicated to providing the best service and is a true professional. I will continue to consult with him regarding any legal issues in the future. He is a respectable, hardworking, kind hearted man and I would recommend his legal services to anyone.

- Matthew

I am an attorney and have practiced law for 26 years. I hired Vic to handle a very difficult family matter because I do not handle family law. Vic was extremely competent and obtained a result far beyond my expectations. Without his counsel my son's and family's life would have been changed forever. Thank you Vic for your good lawyering. I very much appreciate the personal attention and time dedicated to this matter. I highly recommend Vic.

- Anthony

We recently had a situation where we needed to hire an attorney. We selected Kearns Rotolo Law and I can honestly say that we were above and beyond satisfied with Vic and his team. We would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone should the need arise. We blindly picked the firm out of the phone book because I liked his ad. Now I believe that God was pointing us in the right direction. Thank you Vic and Kearns Rotolo Law for being there for us in our time of need.

- Kim

Victor's expertise, due diligence, and empathy for his client made my first experience with the law (and last) a non-stressful one. Before the case, I did my research and looked over about 20 lawyers before choosing Victor. All my sources pointed to him as the best and they weren't off even a bit. Victor treated my case like it was his own and kept me up to date with all my appointments, breakthroughs in the case, and guided me step through step in a process that I never thought that I had to come to endure. If Victor's not available Susy will go out of her way to take care you. The productivity and efficiency in that office is second to none. Thank you Victor!

- Michael