How can an employer avoid being sued for sexual harassment?

  • In New Jersey, the Law Against Discrimination encourages employers to have prompt, thorough and effective investigations of harassment claims.
  • Even before those claims are lodged, the Law Against Discrimination requires employers to have effective anti-discriminatory policies and procedures in place.
  • An employee with a claim of discrimination based upon sex, including sexual harassment, has to report that to the employer, allowing him or her the opportunity to address the issue.
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