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Harassment: New Jersey

Harassment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: James Anelli and Robert Pettigrew


  • New Jersey's law against harassment is generally more expansive than its federal counterpart. See Prohibition Against Harassment.
  • Unlawful workplace harassment consists of quid pro quo or hostile work environment harassment. See Forms of Harassment.
  • Sexual harassment constitutes a form of sex discrimination prohibited under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. See Forms of Harassment - Sexual Harassment.
  • Harassment may also target other protected categories, such as race and disability. See Forms of Harassment - Racial Harassment.
  • An employer may be held vicariously liable for the acts of supervisory employees, non-supervisory employees and third parties who engage in harassment. See Employer Liability.
  • Remedies for harassment include injunctive relief, fines, compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorney fees. See Remedies.