Many industries that have long been male-dominated are beginning to see more of a balance towards gender equality, as opportunities for women have steadily increased in different fields. Long gone are the days when the only women in the office were secretaries, but unfortunately, workplace sexual harassment is just as common as ever. While it may be tempting to believe that old fashioned gender roles have begun to expire, the sad truth is that sexual harassment in the workplace is not getting better.
In light of current National events, the spotlight has again been brought upon sexual harassment in the workplace, and many women are speaking up against unwanted and discriminatory practices for the first time. A recent exposé by Bloomberg Business discovered that many women faced intimidating, sexually discriminatory practices at their workplace across all industries, and in several locations throughout the country. Despite hopeful, progressive environments thriving in some locations, sexual harassment in the workplace is still a very real threat.
Women still report sexual harassment in New Jersey as a result of unwanted advances they encounter in the workplace. Like many Federal employee protection laws, sexual harassment is illegal in all public offices as well as private companies with more than 15 employees. If these criteria are met, then sexual harassment violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as a form of sexual discrimination. It is defined as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as a basis for employment decisions.”
Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers at McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. Represent Victims of Sexual Harassment
If you feel threatened or if you are a victim of unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace, you have a right to fight against this discrimination and harassment. The Cherry Hill employment lawyers at McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. have the experience necessary to fight against unwelcome and threatening sexual advances that you might face in the workplace, so that you and future employees do not have to fear career intimidation based on your gender. Fill out our online contact form or call our offices in Red Bank, New Jersey at 732-842-6500 or our South Jersey office in Marlton, New Jersey at 856-985-9800, to schedule a consultation today.