Sexual Harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or verbal or typical conduct of a sexual nature that results in an alteration of the terms or conditions of an employee’s employment. “Hostile environment” sexual harassment involves harassing conduct that has the purpose or effect of reasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
The Law Against Discrimination N.J.S.A. 10:5-12 case law creates situations of strict liability in cases of sexual harassment that would allow payment of compensatory damages, costs, attorney fees, and punitive damages. The lawyers at Elkind and DiMento, P.A. will be happy to evaluate any claim for sexual harassment without charge and explain your options to you. Our representation of our clients whom have been victims of sexual harassment are based on a Contingency Fee Agreement. What this means is that you are not obligated to pay attorney fees until a recovery is made on your behalf.
Elkind and DiMento, P.A. will also aggressively defend any claim for sexual harassment advanced against our employer clients. If a claim for sexual harassment is advanced against an employer client, we will provide sound legal advice so that our employer clients may make sound business judgments. Our experience in this area of law enables us to prepare our employer clients to act in a proactive manner to avoid claims for sexual harassment being made and to develop practical and cost economic strategies for resolving claims once made against our employer clients.