If you now reside in Minnesota, it seems that an initial question is whether you are now subject to the jurisdiction of the New Jersey court. What is the basis of jurisdiction over you claimed by the Complaint?
Probably not, as I believe that each party has the right to notice videotaped depositions under the federal rules of civil procedure and the District Court’s Local Rules. You should be able to obtain an agreement from defense counsel, or a consent order, limiting the dissemination of the video to...Read more »
To proceed in a New Jersey Superior Court case alleging sexual harassment, you are typically obliged to first file a complaint under your employer’s workplace harassment policy. In that process and any court case that follows, your contemporary documentation of offensive, harassing comments is...Read more »
You may be able to do so, especially if the retail establishment is considered a place of public accommodation, such as a shopping mall. The NJ Division on Civil Rights has a poster which states that victims of sexual harassment are protected:
"In public places - when you get or try to get...Read more »
It happened almost everyday. It is happening to other girls too at work. We will cry and cry to the bosses to make a change but they do nothing. Is this considered a case to come forward with. Because there is no physical evidence, just us girls, the delivery drivers, and the bosses know about it.
Yes, you should pursue the harassment with an experienced New Jersey employment lawyer. Your complaint could be corroborated by co-workers, and other victims of the harassment. Coming forward with a formal complaint can force your employer to do a documented investigation. In these times of "me...Read more »
VP/Manager of rebar instillation division of established steel company. I have been out on medical leave/work comp and have sustained an acute lumbar disc herniation which required surgery, due to this injury I will have permanent physical limitations which are now covered under the ADA act. My... Read more »
You likely have 12 weeks of job protected medical leave under the FMLA and then ant extended medical leave with job protection would be a disability accommodation under federal and state disability law. As you contend that your medical restrictions will permit you to perform the essential functions...Read more »
It’s a tough issue in that you are obliged to complain but must depend on the good faith, clout and diligence of Human Resources or whichever entity will investigate and have the duty to remediate your complaint. You can increase the odds of a favorable outcome by keeping regular documentation of...Read more »
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. v. Pa. Department of Labor & Industry, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that former employees do not have the right to inspect their personnel records. Are employers obligated to give terminated employees access to their personnel files?
Your employer’s sexual harassment policy typically provides an alternative avenue to report the harassment, bypassing the person in HR who is harassing you. You should consult with an experienced New Jersey employment lawyer in this regard.
in the store policy manual it says workplace relationships are okay as long as the manager knows about it which she does. recently in another store, a key holder was transferred to another store for being in a relationship with someone that worked there. that person is now suing my district manager... Read more »
It is not clear why firing you would allow your District Manager to “cover herself in the lawsuit “. You may have a wrongful termination lawsuit and should promptly consult with an experienced NJ employment attorney.
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