Hostile Work Environment
Employers in New Jersey are required to provide a workplace that is free from harassment. However, the law does not require an employee’s workplace to be free from all vulgarity or offensive conduct. Isolated or trivial remarks generally may not support a hostile work environment claim. That said, speech or conduct that is severe or repeated can constitute unlawful conduct, especially if it makes you feel humiliated or intimidated. If you are experiencing repeated derogatory comments or different treatment based on the following characteristics, you may be the victim of unlawful harassment:
- national origin, including immigration status
- sexual orientation
- or mental or physical disability
We strongly recommend that you immediately report and document all harassment issues. If you have complained to your employer about the harassment and it has not stopped, or your employer has not done anything to address it, please give us a call at 609-348-1300 for a free consultation or email one of our employment lawyers.