New Jersey Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Claims

Same-Sex Harassment | Hostile Environment Claims | Quid Pro Quo Claims

Under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), discrimination in the workplace is prohibited based on an employee's sexual orientation. Because sexual harassment is considered a form of discrimination, same-sex sexual harassment is not permissible. If you have been subjected to a hostile environment at work based on your sexual orientation, offered a job-related benefit in exchange for same-sex relations or threatened with a job-related sanction if you fail to submit to such requests, you want an experienced attorney to protect your rights.

At The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger, we bring more than 40 years of experience to people who have been victims of sexual harassment, including people subjected to same-sex harassment, in Monmouth County and Ocean County. We are experienced trial attorneys who prepare every case to go to trial. Our founding partner, Thomas Mallon, is a certified civil trial lawyer with an extensive knowledge and understanding of trial law and procedure. We will carefully gather and assess all evidence related to your case, and will file all documents required by the administrative agencies or the courts. We will also be your voice in all hearings or proceedings, including depositions, settlement conferences and trial.

For a free initial consultation, contact our office by email or call us at 732-702-0333.

Protecting Victims Of Same-Sex Sexual Harassment

We provide comprehensive counsel to individuals who have been victims of same-sex sexual harassment. We handle claims involving:

  • Quid pro quo sexual harassment — This involves an offer of a job-related benefit such as a promotion, pay raise or other special treatment in exchange for sex. It can also involve threats of job-related punishment, including demeaning work assignments, denial of benefits and even termination, for refusal to provide sexual favors.
  • The creation of a hostile work environment based on sex — If your employer has condoned certain actions that create or foster a hostile environment based on sex, you can also seek damages. This behavior can range from allowing same sex-related jokes, cartoons or emails to the posting of pornographic pictures. It can take the form of frequent physical contact or unwanted attention, including requests for dates. It can also involve the use of derogatory terms.

Often in situations involving sexual harassment, the victim comes to us after leaving the job where the harassment took place. If the hostile environment made your work situation too difficult to endure, we can help you seek damages for wrongful discharge or termination under a theory of constructive discharge. If you reported the sexual harassment to your employer only to be subsequently discharged, we will help you pursue recovery on a retaliation claim.

Contact Our Office

We offer a free initial consultation. To set up a meeting with an experienced same-sex sexual harassment lawyer, contact our office online or call us at 732-702-0333 for an appointment. We have offices in Freehold, Toms River and Point Pleasant.

The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger is in Freehold, New Jersey and serves clients in Monmouth County and Ocean County, including Freehold, Manalapan, Long Branch, Lakewood, Lakehurst, Colt's Neck, Brick, Point Pleasant, Asbury Park, Red Bank, Marlboro, Englishtown, Toms River, Farmingdale, Aberdeen, Neptune, Hazlet, Shrewsbury, Milltown, Lacey Township, Jackson Township, Howell, Manasquan, Spring Lake, Belmar, Seaside Heights, Manchester, Barnegat and Little Lake Harbor Township.