Though sexual harassment on the job has often been thought of as a problem faced by female employees, more male workers are bringing their own cases to light. This may be due to the fact that traditional societal barriers to men reporting sexual harassment have begun to fall in New Jersey, as well as around the nation. Thus, males can now feel free to call attention to this unacceptable behavior by colleagues. Sometimes, though, it may be necessary for them to go through the legal system to bring to light their experiences.
One New Jersey man who once worked as an investigator in Cumberland County is now suing court system workers, the state and the judiciary of the state due to what he contends was sexual harassment by his female coworkers that was allowed to continue. He asserts that the women "came on" to him during his nine month tenure at the workplace. Despite his rebuffs to his female colleagues' alleged advancements, he states that they continued to talk to him about inappropriate subjects and to compliment his physique.