Federal law and New Jersey state laws prohibit workplace harassment in many forms. If you have been subjected to harassment at work because of a specific trait that is protected by law, your employer can be held accountable.
You have the right to a safe work environment, free from harassment and intimidation by the owners, supervisors, co-workers and even customers. You have the right to be free from all forms of harassment, including:
- Physical harassment
- Sexual harassment, including unwelcome touching, unwanted advances and other behavior that is severe or pervasive
- Psychological harassment, including the spreading of false rumors, anonymous messages and even dirty looks
- Verbal harassment, including name calling, taunting and the use of epithets or other crude language
If you are being singled out based on a characteristic like your race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, nation of origin, color or sex, you may be entitled to compensation. We offer a confidential consultation to explore the merits of your case and your legal remedies.
Our Employment Law Attorneys Protect Workers From Harassment
The New Jersey workplace harassment lawyers of Costello & Mains, LLC, have more than two decades of experience in employment litigation. Based in Mount Laurel, our legal team represents workers from all walks of life in South Jersey and statewide in harassment lawsuits.
While sexual harassment is the most common claim, workplace harassment takes many forms. Our experience helps us identify when an employer is guilty of harassment. We handle cases under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and other state and federal laws, outlawing:
- Racial harassment
- Ethnicity or national origin harassment
- Age harassment
- Sexual orientation harassment
- Perceived sexual orientation harassment
- Transgender harassment
- LGBTQ harassment
- Pregnancy harassment
- Disability harassment
- Military service harassment
- Whistleblower harassment
- Religion and creed harassment
- Familial status harassment
- Workplace bullying
Learn More About Your Employment Law Rights
If the behavior is so bad that you can't do your job, can't sleep at night or don't want to come to work, you need to explore your options regarding a workplace harassment lawsuit. A lawsuit may be the best or only way to make the behavior stop or to hold the offenders accountable. You may also be entitled to monetary damages for the emotional and psychological harm. Our employment law team, led by a certified trial attorney, is well-versed in harassment laws and the legal proceedings. We enable clients to stand up to any employer, from small businesses to major corporations and government agencies.
Contact us online or call 856-291-0642 for a confidential consultation with our New Jersey workplace harassment attorneys.