As a top sexual harassment lawyer in NJ, Alan H. Schorr has successfully litigated many sexual harassment cases. He was the prevailing sexual harassment attorney in the landmark case of Connolly v. Burger King, a case that set the standard for discovery available in sexual harassment cases. Our firm has been aggressively representing employees who have suffered sexual harassment in New Jersey since 1993. Alan H. Schorr, a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, has had many significant legal victories at the Appellate Courts and numerous significant verdicts and settlements. Many of these cases are handled on a contingent basis (no fee unless recovery), and there is always a free initial telephone consultation available.
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protects employees from sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment consists of unwanted comments or actions directed against an employee because of his or her sex. Sexual harassment can be of the quid pro quo type or the more common hostile working environment claim. In a quid pro quo claim, the employee's terms and conditions of employment are made conditioned upon accepting the sexual advances. A hostile working environment claim rises where the sexual comments or actions are severe and/or pervasive. Even one act of sexual harassment can be severe enough to support a claim. Harassment that occurs repeatedly and/or frequently can satisfy the pervasive requirement.