Sexual Harassment is unwanted advances from a supervisor, someone else’s supervisor, a co-worker or a non-employee of the company. The key word is “unwanted”. It is only harassment if the conduct is unwelcome. Victims of sexual harassment can be men or women, and the harassers may be of the same or opposite sex. It is the employer’s responsibility to keep their employees safe and maintain a hostile-free workplace.

The following list includes some of the forms that sexual harassment and torment take in the workplace:

  • Verbal harassment – Sexual jokes, sexual humor or gender-based humor, sexual propositioning, suggestive talk, sexual insinuations, and so on.
  • Nonverbal harassment – Undesired staring, obscene materials, insulting noises, obscene motions or actions, and so on.
  • Physical harassment – Undesired touching, rubbing or brushing of the body, pinching, grabbing, confining, assault or rape, attempted assault or rape, and so on.

Has someone made advances at you in the workplace? Have you told them to stop but they keep harassing you?  Has your boss overlooked you for a promotion because you were not reciprocating? At the Law Offices of Patricia A. Eiges, L.L.C. in Hazlet New Jersey we are here to talk you about your rights in the workplace. Call (732) 888-9011 today to schedule a free consultation.