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Changing the Landscape of Sexual Harassment

 

It is hard to believe that it has been a whole year since the #MeToo movement first caught steam. While it has certainly brought attention to the plights of numerous women in Hollywood, we must remember that sexual harassment and assault affects more than just celebrities. While most men fear getting rejected or laughed at […]

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Restaurant Chain Tries to Change Workplace Culture

 

While workers in virtually every industry have experienced sexual harassment, it is especially rampant in the restaurant business. The #MeToo movement has exposed the level of sexual harassment in this field, ending the careers of some top, household name chefs. Now, a restaurant chain, whose founder was one of the worst offenders, is trying to […]

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Reasonable Accommodations Necessary to Avoid Discrimination

 

For those who are living with a disability, it can present many challenges. However, one challenge it should not conjure up is discrimination in the workplace. Under the law, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations for those with a disability to perform the essential functions of his or her job. If an employer does […]

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Sexual Harassment Policies in New Jersey State Government are Inadequate

 

New Jersey has laws regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, just like other states. However, when it comes to the state government, there is not much protection in place for those who are vulnerable, or scrutiny of state employees with a history of harassment. This fact came to light in the recent challenge to Albert […]

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Push for Change in State Government’s Response Efforts

 

A New Jersey state employee has tried for a year to no avail to get government authorities to act against a man, who now works in the state Governor’s administration, she alleges sexually assaulted her. Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, the woman shared that she wants to see a change in how such allegations […]

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Not All Sexual Harassment Victims Can Get to Court

 

Most people who follow current events with high-profile sexual harassment cases in the entertainment industry and government know that this type of harassment in the workplace is prohibited by law. What most may not know until it affects them or a loved one is that a significant percentage of U.S. workers are exempt from the […]

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Target Accused in Sexual Harassment Case

 

Cases of sexual harassment have been making headlines across the United States in 2018, and Target Corporation, the second-largest retailer in the United States, is the subject of a new lawsuit. An employee of a Minnesota store has claimed that she was denied a promotion after refusing sexual advances from a manager. Not only was […]

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Is Workplace Sexual Harassment in New Jersey Getting Better?

 

It seems like every day a new victim comes forward with their own allegations of abuse perpetrated by a prominent public figure. With all this awareness about sexual harassment, the impact it has on its victims, and the consequences facing abusers, you might assume workplace sexual harassment would be on the decline. Yet, a recent […]

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Serena Williams Fined at U.S. Open

 

At the women’s singles championship match at this year’s U.S. Open, Serena Williams, a tennis phenom of nearly 20 years, faced a new and talented challenger, Naomi Osaka. Serena, returning to the competitive sport within a year of giving birth, was issued a warning when her coach signaled her from the stands. She claimed not […]

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Improving Company Sexual Harassment Policies

 

Companies are taking a hard look at their sexual harassment policies. Employees in industries across the board have been speaking out, and it is becoming clear that many businesses have policies that are not up to the new standard. The new path toward better sexual harassment policies is not a clear one, and these types […]

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