New Jersey Teachers’ Rights Attorneys

Unlawful Harassment Of Teachers | Hostile Environment
Quid Pro Quo Harassment

Unfortunately, the teaching profession is one where individuals, from principals to administrators, can exert tremendous influence and power over subordinates. As a result, you may find yourself a victim of inappropriate advances or requests and may even have a superior threaten your chances for promotion or professional development unless you comply with demands for sexual favors. You have the same protections under state and federal laws as other employees. The U.S. Constitution also protects you. Let us help.

At The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger, we handle all matters necessary to protect your rights if you have been harassed as a teacher. We will carefully explain the law and process, as well your rights and options, so that you can make informed decisions about what is in your best interests. Contact us online or call us at 732-702-0333 to set up a free initial consultation.

Harassment In The Classroom — Protecting Teachers' Rights

Sexual harassment in the workplace typically takes one of two forms: quid pro quo ("this for that") harassment or the creation of a hostile work environment.

In quid pro quo harassment, an individual who has some power over you (a principal or superintendent, for example) either offers you a job-related benefit or threatens some job-related sanction or punishment in exchange for sex. The benefit can be of almost any type, provided it is job-related. It may be an opportunity for a better teaching position, for increased pay, for special access to professional development or materials, or even a bigger classroom. The threat might involve requiring you to handle detention, giving you the most difficult students, denying you a raise or even suggesting that you may be terminated if you fail to comply.

The creation of a hostile environment occurs when supervisors, principals or others in roles of authority condone, encourage or foster a work environment where sex, sexual jargon, lewd pictures, emails, jokes and other references are common and where you cannot work without being regularly exposed to those references.

We handle all instances of harassment in the workplace and will use our experience, knowledge, skills and resources to fully protect your rights.

Contact Our Office

We offer a free initial consultation to teachers in New Jersey who have been victims of sexual harassment on the job. To set up a meeting, contact us 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.