Fighting Back Against Workplace Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Many workers face discrimination, bullying or harassment at work, despite the protections under federal and state laws. They may not speak up for fear of losing their job, not being believed, or being branded as troublemakers. Yet the mistreatment rarely stops and often gets worse.
The law firm of Cockerill, Craig & Moore, LLC can be your voice and your advocate. Our employment law attorneys have years of experience with workplace discrimination and sexual harassment. We will help you assert your rights and pursue legal action to make the behavior stop or make the employer pay for what you have endured. Based in Woodbury, we handle employment cases throughout New Jersey.
Employment Discrimination Takes Many Forms
Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and other legislation it is illegal for employers to discriminate against workers based on race or color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, or military service obligations.
Discrimination occurs in many ways, including mistreatment or unequal treatment in:
- Hiring and placement
- Job duties and assignments
- Pay and promotions
- Disciplinary action
- Layoffs and termination
Employers have a duty to protect employees from discrimination or harassment by co-workers, supervisors, or executives. When you come forward with a complaint, the company must conduct a good faith investigation and take appropriate action to address the misconduct and right the wrongs.
Our trial lawyers can guide you through the process of documenting the abuse and reporting it to management, as well filing a formal complaint through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR).
Standing Up Against Sexual Harassment
Under Title VII and the LAD, sexual harassment is actionable as a form of sex discrimination. Many people put up with harassment because they fear the consequences more: retaliation, victim shaming and termination. With the help of Cockerill, Craig & Moore, LLC, you can take a stand against illegal and hurtful harassment. We hold employers accountable for perpetrating harassment or condoning a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment can take many forms:
- Sexual touching or groping
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Quid pro quo demands for sexual favors
- Comments about your body or clothing
- Derogatory comments about your gender
- Unsolicited photos or requests for nude pix
- Sexually explicit texts, emails, photos, jokes
If the employer fails to make the behavior stop or hold the harasser accountable, our attorneys can explain your legal options and guide you through every step of the legal process.
We Know How to Work Your Case
Having defended employers against workplace sexual harassment and discrimination claims, we know where the lines are drawn and how an ethical employer should respond. Our team includes a certified civil trial attorney, and all our employment lawyers have extensive courtroom experience. We are committed to fiercely asserting your employee rights and pursuing justice when employers do not do the right thing.
Filing a claim against your employer is a scary undertaking but we will be standing with at every step. Start with an initial consultation with one of our experienced and caring lawyers. Call our Woodbury office at 856-440-1231 or contact us online.