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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey Sexual Harassment Lawyers
Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination. It occurs when your company creates or permits a hostile work environment for you because of your gender. In other words, it is a pattern of unwelcome behavior that happens to you at work either because you are a woman or because you are a man.
Sexual harassment often includes actions that are sexual in nature, such as unwelcome advances, physical contact or offensive comments and jokes. But it does not have to include anything sexual at all. For example, it can include offensive behavior based on gender stereotypes, antiquated or biased beliefs about the roles of men and women in the workplace, or favoritism to one gender over the other.
Sexual harassment violates the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination ("LAD") or the New York Human Rights Law ("NYHRL") only if it is severe or pervasive (frequent) enough that it would make a reasonable woman (or man) consider her (or his) work environment to be hostile or abusive.
At Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. our New Jersey sexual harassment lawyers frequently help employees identify whether the workplace harassment they are experiencing is legally actionable, and to learn and understand the best ways to respond to it. We help employees who want to make internal complaints of harassment, who need to leave their jobs due to a hostile work environment, who want to try to negotiate a fair severance or separation package, or who want to file a lawsuit against the company responsible for the harassment.
From our office next door in Montvale, our New Jersey sexual harassment attorneys represent employees in Upper Saddle River, as well as throughout New Jersey who have experienced unlawful sexual harassment at their jobs.About Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
In the 18th century, the Dutch settled in what is currently Upper Saddle River. The settlers built mills along the Saddle River. Today, several of these mills are private homes.
The origin of the Borough’s name is believed to come from two Scottish explorers who believed the river looked like the Sadle Burn in Scotland. In 1894, the New Jersey Legislature established the Borough from portions of what had been Hohokus and Orvil Township. Until the 1950’s, Upper Saddle River was mainly farmland, and gained a reputation for growing apples and strawberries. As of the 2020 census, Upper Saddle River has a population of slightly more than 8,350 people.
Upper Saddle river is adjacent to five New Jersey municipalities, namely Montvale, Ramsey, Saddle River, Mahwah and Woodcliff Lake, as well as two others in New York, Airmont and Chestnut Ridge.
Our office is right next to Upper Saddle River, in the Borough of Montvale. To get to us, you can take Lake Street to West Saddle River Road, and then make a left onto West Grand Avenue, followed by a turn left onto Summit Avenue, and then another left onto Chestnut Ridge Road. Our building is located at 135 Chestnut Ridge Road, which will be less than a block away. You can find our office in Suite 230.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our New Jersey sexual harassment lawyers, then we welcome you to either call us at (201) 777-2250 or contact us online.Learn More on Our Blog
If you would like to read more about sexual harassment law, you might be interested in reading one of the following articles from our New Jersey employment law Blog:
- Sexual Assault of Student Can be Sexual Harassment in Violation of New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
- New Law Bans Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims
- Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Reinstated by New Jersey Appellate Court
- Rumors Female Employee Had Affair with Male Supervisor Can be Sexual Harassment
- Court Reinstates Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Claims
- Objection to Customer's Sexual Harassment Protected from Retaliation