Q: How do I protect my job if I need to file a sexual harassment claim against my manager?
A: 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 all key conversations, and by promptly consulting with an experienced NJ employment attorney. This attorney can help guide you through the internal complaint and investigation process.
A: You’re considered to be in a protected class if you make a complaint of sexual harassment so they cannot retaliate against you after making a complaint. A consultation may be worthwhile to determine your options.
A: Before you report the claim you should consult with an experienced employment law attorney so that the complaint is properly documented based upon applicable law. Feel free to contact our office.
A: First you file a complaint with your company's HR dept. then you should retain counsel. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.