The sexual harassment policy designed for lawmakers in New Jersey will be upgraded. It was announced on Wednesday that the policy which was created in 2009 will be revised. Due to a nationwide analysis that determined that New Jersey is one of 17 states with the weakest sexual harassment policy for legislators, changes will be made. The major change will be that lawmakers must complete mandatory training every two years for sexual harassment prevention. The resolution will be voted on by the Assembly at the end of September.
No employee is immune to the possibility of enduring sexual harassment by a superior or co-worker at their place of employment. Workers in industries from politics to entertainment have vocalized their experiences with workplace sexual harassment since reports about toxic behavior wrought by the producer Harvey Weinstein came to light. Implementing mandatory training for New Jersey lawmakers will be a progressive step in fighting sexual harassment in the workplace.
If you are a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, our New Jersey sexual harassment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. will listen to your story and build a case from the evidence. From our offices in Philadelphia, we serve clients in the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania and throughout New Jersey. Contact us at 215-569-1999 or contact us online to schedule a free evaluation.