A group of female employees in New Jersey are gearing up to sue a dental practice they say was operating as a “sexual harassment playground.”
The employees, both current and former, claim that two male employees from the office subjected them to sexual harassment such as unwanted touching, sexual advances and comments.
The lawsuit which was filed in Superior Court this past September against Signature Smiles in Atlantic City alleges that the owners of the company were aware of the sexual harassment that went on. In fact, when the employees complained, they were retaliated against by being treated less then equal and subjected to increased scrutiny, and termination.
According to the lawsuit, as a condition of their employment, the female employees were required to submit to the sexual advances that were imposed on them. They are requesting an unspecified dollar amount in damages which include attorney fees and lawsuit costs.
A message left on the voicemail at Signature Smiles in New Jersey has not been returned.
Are you or someone you know working in a hostile job environment? Perhaps sexual harassment is involved or another form of misconduct.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been set up to enforce laws against discrimination on the basis race, color, sex, religion, pregnancy, age, national origin, genetic information or disability. Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination and it is illegal. EEOC discrimination laws protect NYC, NJ & Philadelphia victims and also establish stiff penalties against those who are in violation of them. No one should have to work in a hostile workplace with the laws in effect, but the law does no good if the victim of discrimination and sexual harassment refuses to report or file a complaint against the wrongdoer.
Its essential that you do not allow the misconduct at your job to get swept under the rug. Prior to reporting the behavior is to first, recognize that what you are experiencing is sexual harassment.
If a manager, co-worker or client is asking you questions about your personal life and telling you his or her personal business, this is sexual harassment.
If someone in your place of work is calling you pet names such as baby, hun and sweetie, this too could be sexual harassment.
If your co-worker, manager or customer is making comments on your appearance, clothes or figure, then you may be experiencing sexual harassment.
If your co-worker, manager or customer rubs you, constantly hugs you or pats you, you could most certainly be a victim of sexual harassment.
If your manager, co-worker or a client is telling jokes, making comments, sharing nude pictures, cartoons or other materials; or is guilty of any of the above behavior, then you should call our office immediately and speak with one of our attorneys.
Having an experienced attorney who is competent in handling discrimination and sexual harassment cases is crucial in bringing a successful resolution to your hostile work environment case. Here at the Derek Smith Law Firm, our New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia attorneys are compassionate, kind and caring towards you – the victim, yet we are aggressive and willing to fight to the fullest extent of the law against your harrasser. Do not ignore the behavior you may be experiencing at work. Say no to working in a job environment that causes you mental distress. Contact one of our attorneys here at the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC by calling our toll-free number 877-469-5297.
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