Sex-Based Discrimination Is Never Okay
Your co-workers, supervisor or anyone else at your job should never discriminate against you based on your gender. Take a stand against sex-based discrimination and protect your rights in the workplace.
The caring employment lawyers at Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson, Covelli & McPherson will stand alongside you as we hold the perpetrators accountable. As a reputed employment law firm, we have helped numerous clients throughout New Jersey, including the Jersey Shore, who endured sex-based discrimination.
Sex-based discrimination can take many forms, including:
- Sexual harassment
- Paying lower wages because of gender
- Reassignment to a less desirable position
- Refusal of benefits
- Wrongful termination or demotion
Many clients wish to keep their cases out of court, and we respect this. If proceeding to trial is necessary to recover the maximum compensation available, then we will assertively represent you in court while protecting your privacy. At trial, we have recovered verdicts over $1 million for individual clients.
Defining Sexual Harassment In New Jersey
One of the most pervasive forms of sex-based discrimination is sexual harassment. New Jersey identifies two forms of sexual harassment—hostile work environment harassment, and quid pro quo harassment.
Hostile work environment harassment can include:
- Unwanted romantic or sexual advances
- Unwanted physical contact, including groping
- Sexual jokes or comments
- Describing sex acts
- Viewing or displaying pornography at work
Quid pro quo harassment involves:
- Requesting sexual favors in exchange for advancement
Whichever form of harassment you experienced, Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson, Covelli & McPherson can help you build your case and seek compensation for your damages.
Get Help Ending Your Gender-Based Discrimination
Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson, Covelli & McPherson is ready to fight for you. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our locations in Allenhurst, Bayonne or Toms River. We will not charge you any fees unless we recover compensation. Call 732-663-1920 or send us an email and we will respond to you promptly.