A boss employed by the Franklin Township Public Works department in Franklin Township, New Jersey was charged with sexual misconduct. His former assistant filed a suit against him claiming that he engaged in unlawful physical contact with her and made unwanted sexual advances toward her multiple times. Allegedly, when she rejected his advances, he retaliated against her by reducing her work hours and calling her derogatory names. She further alleges that the township officials failed to protect her from his toxic behavior. While she still works for the Franklin Township Public Works department, she transferred to another position. In addition, his employer charged him with theft.
Many times, instances of sexual harassment or misconduct may contribute to a hostile work environment that may affect employees beyond the victim. Toxic behavior in the workplace may cause employee morale to diminish, which could decrease productivity. Employers must take measures to eliminate the abuse that occurs and protect their business and employees by taking action against the perpetrator.
If you experienced sexual harassment or retaliation in the workplace, our Cherry Hill sexual harassment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. will champion your rights. Call us today at 215-569-1999 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our seasoned attorneys. We provide skilled legal representation to clients throughout South Jersey and Pennsylvania from our offices located in Pennsauken, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.