Marlton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/20/2019 -- The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC, home to the trusted workplace sexual harassment lawyers of South Jersey, provides professional legal representation for a wide variety of clients who have experienced sexual or disability harassment, retaliatory termination, or the denial of FMLA rights over the years. As a result of a period of nearly three decades of sexual harassment and assault cases, the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) at Cornell University recently presented a study which had some unsettling statistics on the prevalence of this type of harassment.
According to the study, 11 percent of the people surveyed who were over the age of 18 have experienced quid pro quo (Latin for "something for something") sexual harassment from a workplace superior. Quid pro quo sexual harassment is committed when a superior blatantly offers workplace advancement in exchange for sexual favors or makes sexual advances and punishes the victim for rejecting them.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a severe offense and can have lasting negative psychological and professional consequences for both victims and perpetrators, which is why the ILR School has made its study public. The study also found that, of the people surveyed over 13 percent of people of color and Hispanic origin have experienced this type of harassment, a disproportionate percentage when compared to non-Hispanic whites, 8.5 percent of which claim the same experiences.
In a written testimony, the ILR School's associate dean for outreach and sponsored research, Linda Barrington, called for lawmakers, lawyers, employers, and educators to take charge of this workplace affliction and work towards its termination. The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC, is doing its part by informing clients about the effects of quid pro quo workplace sexual harassment and encouraging individuals who have experienced such coercive threats to bring in the firm with the leading sexual and disability harassment at work attorneys in South Jersey to fight for them.
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