Wenonah, NJ asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for New Jersey

Q: Can I have customers arrested for harassing or nonconsensually touching my female coworkers in New Jersey?

To date, I am not aware of incidents involving physical contact with the employees' "intimate areas", but customers have made lewd comments, then touched employees elsewhere on their bodies, grabbed their arms, sides, etc.

2 Lawyer Answers
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You could call the police, but this may best done by the victim unless they complain to you and/or you know for certain it is not consensual. Also remember never rely on legal advise given over the web as It is only general in nature and may not be specific for your case.

Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Milltown, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: They should go to the police to file a complaint not you. If the police refuse to help then they can go to the municipal court and file a complaint there as well. You should get evidence like video surveillance of this happening. However, since they're the victims they should be complaining not you.

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