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Understanding how the law protects workers from sexual harassment

While we would like to think otherwise, the unfortunate reality is that workers across New Jersey are routinely subjected to conduct on the part of their employers that could perhaps best be characterized as demeaning, dehumanizing or demoralizing.   

Sexual harassment may be based more on gender

Sexual harassment is often painted as something that is done for sexual reasons alone. For example, a boss may ask a person who works below him or her for sexual favors in exchange for a promotion. There could also not be anything in it for the other party; the boss may just try to use his or her position of power to take what is wanted and force others to comply.

Why sexual harassment goes unreported

While many workplace problems are reported right away, sexual harassment often goes unreported. Those who would call a supervisor immediately if someone stole something from their desk may say nothing when being harassed, even if it's creating a hostile work environment and an even more serious issue than theft. Why does this happen? Researchers have noted three main reasons:

Case shows how moving quickly helps with sexual harassment claims

Individuals who claim they have been sexually harassed at work sometimes find themselves with a daunting task, as they're squaring off with a well-prepared corporation with a lot of money at its disposal. In cases like these, moving quickly can sometimes help.

Issues reporting sexual harassment in the military

Issues with sexual harassment for those who work in the military are very real, but it can be quite hard for people to report them or to put an end to them. This is a line of work that brings its own unique set of challenges. Some of them are as follows:

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