Unlawful Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment

Are You the Victim of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?


Unlawful Sexual Harassment

There are basically two kinds of sexual harassment recognized by federal and New Jersey state law:

(1) Hostile-work environment – This kind of harassment occurs when an employer or agents of the employer (manager or non-manager) subject an employee to unwelcome sexual behavior (physical or verbal). A hostile work environment can exist if unwelcome conduct is severe and pervasive.

(2) Quid pro quo sexual harassment – This occurs when an employer (or agents of the employer) place terms and conditions of an employee’s continued employment on the return of sexual favors.

Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to the following:

  • The victim does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.
  • Unlawful sexual harassment may occur without economic injury or termination of the victim from employment.
  • The victim, as well as the harasser, may be a woman or a man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex.
  • The harasser’s conduct must be unwelcome.

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The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or a non-employee.

Have a question that requires the advice of a NJ employment law attorney? Then contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. at (855) 376-5291 or email him at fniemann@hnlawfirm.com to arrange for a low-cost consultation in our Freehold (Monmouth County) or at your place of business.






Written by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a New Jersey Employment Law Attorney

NJ Employment Law Attorney serving these New Jersey Counties:

Monmouth County, Ocean County, Essex County, Cape May County, Camden County, Mercer County, Middlesex County,
Bergen County, Morris County, Burlington County, Union County, Somerset County, Hudson County, Passaic County