Most New Jersey residents have probably heard that a New Jersey woman has filed an ethics complaint alleging that state Sen. Nicholas Sacco engaged in sexual harassment over a two-year period, from 2003 to 2005.
New Jersey employees have the right to work in an environment free of hostile conduct and discrimination under state and federal law. Unfortunately, this does not always stop employers from mistreating their employees. Recently, a Nebraska woman was fired after she filed a discrimination complaint. The woman worked for the Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska for eight years before she was fired in June 2011. She alleges that the firing was in retaliation for the complaint that she filed with the Lincoln Commission on Human Rights. She is now suing the insurance company, alleging the employer created a hostile work environment. In particular, she accuses the company of violating the Nebraska Fair Employment Practices Act by engaging in sex and disability discrimination.
Breach of contract claims can be levied against all kinds of people, including politicians.
Unfortunately, complaints about sexual harassment are not always handled properly.
New Jersey residents may be interested to hear that a lawsuit against a New York law firm involving the siphoning of retirement benefits from a construction union will move ahead in court.