Morristown, NJ asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey

Q: I've been documenting comments of a sexual nature that my coworker has been saying to me but if I don't have witnesses

to them, would this documentation hold up in court? Wouldn't it just be my word against his if he denies them?

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Emre Polat Esq.
Emre Polat Esq.
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  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Documentation is not necessarily required if there is a hostile work environment based sexual comments and conduct. Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

Richard Yaskin
Richard Yaskin
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  • Cherry Hill,, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: 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 likely to enhance the credibility of your complaints.

I suggest that you promptly consult with an experienced NJ employment lawyer in order to plan out your steps and documentation for filing an internal and other complaints, charges or lawsuits as are required depending upon your employer’s response and any corrective actions.

Best,

Richard

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