Recognizing and Fighting Against Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace

The State of New Jersey has strict policies against discrimination, including sexual discrimination in the workplace. This is covered by the Law Against Discrimination and can carry heavy penalties as well as loss of reputation for individuals and companies who commit these offenses. Here’s some helpful insight into this issue and how the law fights it, from NJ employment attorney Dennis Calo.

 What workplace situations are covered by anti-discrimination laws? 

Sexual discrimination can occur in almost every job-related aspect of the modern workplace, including:

  • Recruitment
  • Interviewing
  • Hiring
  • Promotions
  • Compensation – salaries and bonuses
  • Discharge – retrenchment packages, firings, etc.
  • Terms and privileges of employment

It is important to remember that sexual discrimination does not need to be overt in order to be found to be illegal. Certain policies can exist that, when implemented, cause particular groups to be excluded in ways that cannot be justified as fair.

Who is covered by sexual discrimination policies? 

Simply put, this law covers a comprehensive range of genders and sexual orientations, in order to protect every employee from discriminatory practices. While the majority of reported sexual discrimination happens to women, men – as well as the LBTQ community – are equally covered.

Unfortunately, these cases and complaints are often difficult to prove and, without the assistance of a leading sexual discrimination lawyer, they are often dismissed or reduced to he said-she said arguments where the truth is often lost.

Speak to a sexual discrimination attorney to file your case today 

Whatever employer misconduct you are dealing with; you do not need to go through it alone. Dennis Calo is NJ employment lawyer will be at your side each step of the way to navigate the legal system, deal with relevant agencies and protect your future.

The consultation is free, contact New Jersey employment lawyer Dennis Calo now.

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The Best Way to Fight Sexual Assault Charges in New Jersey

They can happen to a leader of the most powerful country in the world just as easily as they can happen to you – sexual assault charges. The State of New Jersey pursues these cases aggressively and, without the right defense, careers, family lives and reputations can be ruined forever. Here’s how to properly defend yourself from these charges, from a leading sexual assault defense attorney in New Jersey.

• Contact a criminal defense attorney: Before you speak to anyone else, including law enforcement, it’s vital that you contact a qualified defense attorney with experience in sexual assault cases. These cases often rely on he-said-she-said evidence, so the state will use anything you say against you – even if you are innocent.

• Take the charges seriously: Even if your accuser is incorrect or being malicious, take the charges seriously – because the State of New Jersey will. Any accusations can do irreparable harm, even if they are later proven to be false. Rumors and lies can damage someone’s reputation, causing a breakdown of trust that can ruin the lives of you and your family. If convicted, you may not only face significant jail time and fines, but may also receive a permanent criminal record and have your name placed on the sex offender’s registry.

• Do not confront your accuser: No matter how much you want to speak to your accuser, it is always best to avoid all contact (even phone calls or texting) with your accuser without your attorney present. This could weaken your defense and even result in law enforcement charging you with additional offenses.

Get the Best Defense – Speak to a Leading Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer Today
Dennis Calo is a respected defense and trial attorney with over 40 years of experience in fighting serious charges against his clients. Known for his thoroughness, professionalism and robust representation of his clients, his knowledge and experience are key to defending clients successfully from sexual assault charges.

If you are facing a sexual assault charge, you need a lawyer who can provide expert assistance as soon as possible. As a former prosecutor, Dennis Calo is uniquely positioned to give you the advice you need to deliver a strong, effective representation of your case and fight it from every possible angle.

The consultation is free, contact criminal defense attorney Dennis Calo now.

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A Guide To Child Abuse Charges In New Jersey

In the State of New Jersey, charges of child abuse are pursued vigorously by law enforcement and punished harshly by the courts, so it’s important that you understand what these charges really mean and how to fight them. Here’s some useful advice from a leading sex crimes and child abuse defense attorney in NJ.

What is child abuse? 

The State of New Jersey defines child abuse as the emotional, sexual or physical harm (or risk of harm) to a child under 18 years old caused by a parent or caregiver. This is different from child neglect and carries significantly different penalties.

The penalties for child abuse 

The penalties that can result after being convicted of child abuse depend on a range of factors, including the age of the child, whether sexual abuse was committed, the criminal history of the offender and the degree of mental and physical injury done to the child. Jail sentences are often long and can range up to life in prison.
Additional penalties may include:

  • Lifetime registration as a sex offender
  • Termination of your parental rights
  • A permanent criminal record
  • No longer being allowed to touch or have any other form of contact with the child
  • Continued interaction and cooperation with a child protective services agency
  • Ruined reputation, loss of your career and difficulty finding a new job

Because the state regards failure to report suspected child abuse as a disorderly person’s offense, it is vital that you have an experienced defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible to evaluate evidence brought forward by witnesses and build a strong defense.

Facing child abuse charges? You need a defense attorney today 

Being convicted of child abuse offenses will have a devastating effect on your life, your career, your family and your reputation. With law enforcement wanting to demonstrate a strong stance against child abuse, it’s easy for your case to get out of control – and you could end up facing heavy fines, lengthy jail time and the lifelong stigma of a sex offender.

That’s why you should speak to former prosecutor, Dennis Calo, today. With over 40 years of experience in the legal system, he has the skills, knowledge and inside understanding of the New Jersey court system to ensure that you get the best defense available.

Your freedom deserves a fight, contact Dennis Calo today and get a free case evaluation.

 

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5 Things to Know about Sex Crimes in New Jersey

  1. In New Jersey, ‘sexual assault’ is a term used to cover many types of sex crimes. This includes rape, statutory rape (when the victim is under the age of 18) and non-consensual sex (the victim is unable to give consent, for example, he or she is unconscious).
  2. Sexual assault is considered a felony in New Jersey. Penalties will depend on the exact nature of the crime, but it is generally considered a 2nd degree crime carrying a penalty of up to 10 years behind bars.
  3. Conviction means registering as a sex offender. When someone is found guilty of sexual assault, they have to register as a sexual offender with the State of New Jersey. This is a sentence that carries life-long implications and restrictions.
  4. Aggravated sexual assault is a more serious charge. This charge is laid when there are additional circumstances to consider. For example, if the victim was under 13 years old, if a weapon was used or if the assault occurred during the commission of another crime. This is treated as a 1st degree crime with a potential 20 years behind bars.
  5. New Jersey has strict penalties for other sex crimes. These include child abuse, sexual contact (touching) and lewdness (exhibitionism). Child abuse cases in particular are often dealt with more severely than other sexual assault cases and carry even more devastating implications for the reputation and future of anyone convicted of such a crime.

As you can see, sexual assault cases are dealt with severely by the law enforcement and justice system, which is why it is vitally important that you have the right defense attorney by your side if you are facing any of these charges. There are many defense strategies that work against these charges and your attorney will be able to evaluate the strength of the case against you and work with you to develop a strong and aggressive defense.

Get the Robust and Effective Defense you Deserve

Dennis Calo is a sex crimes defense attorney with over 40 years of experience behind him. As a former prosecutor, he understands both sides of the case to provide clients with the best possible defense against a wide range of charges, including sex crimes.

Skilled at investigating cases, preparing defenses and representing clients at trial, Dennis treats each case with the individual attention and dedication that it deserves. From the moment you call, to developing your strategy and fighting your charges, he will be there each step of the way.

If you want a trusted and highly recognized attorney to defend your sex crime charges professionally and aggressively, contact us today for a free case evaluation and find out how Dennis Calo can help you.

 

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What is considered domestic abuse?

In the State of New Jersey there are very strict laws regarding domestic abuse or domestic violence. Here is a guide to these laws from a leading NJ criminal defense attorney.

Who can be a victim of domestic violence?

Domestic violence laws only apply in certain circumstances, that is, when an adult or emancipated minor commits an offense against a person who meets the state’s criteria for being a domestic violence victim. In New Jersey, these include people who are:

  • Current or former spouses who are 18 years old or more/an emancipated minor
  • Current or former household members who are 18 years old or more/an emancipated minor
  • The parent of a child (or someone expecting a child) with the perpetrator
  • Dating or former romantic partners of the perpetrator or present or former household members

What charges are covered by domestic violence?

If it is established that the victim fits the criteria of a domestic violence victim, the following charges can be brought under domestic violence law:

  • Homicide
  • Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • False imprisonment
  • Criminal restraint
  • Terroristic threats
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual contact
  • Lewdness
  • Criminal mischief
  • Burglary
  • Criminal trespass
  • Harassment
  • Stalking

Each of these charges will carry a different sentence or penalty based on the severity of the crime and the unique circumstances of the case, ranging from probation jail time and fines to lengthy jail time.

What powers do law enforcement have in instances of alleged domestic violence?

Police and law enforcement have considerable powers in situations of perceived domestic violence. They are under obligation to arrest a suspect and file a complaint in situations where a person claims to be a victim of domestic violence (and the officer has sufficient evidence to believe the claim), where the victim has visible signs of injury, where there is an arrest warrant out/a restraining order has been violated and if a weapon was used.

If both parties are claiming domestic violence abuse against them, then other factors will come into play including the different levels of injury and their history of domestic violence.

What should I do if I have been charged with domestic violence?

Domestic abuse crimes are serious in nature and carry severe penalties, so it is essential that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney with a background in domestic violence cases if you have already been charged or suspect that you will be.

Dennis Calo is a highly respected and successful criminal defense attorney in New Jersey with over 40 years of experience. As a former prosecutor, he understands both sides of his cases and is able to provide clients with the best possible defense against a wide range of charges, including domestic violence.

If you want a criminal defense lawyer that you can trust to defend your case professionally and aggressively, contact us today and find out how Dennis Calo can help you or visit www.criminaldefense-nj.com for more information.

 

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4 reasons why having an experienced sex crime defense attorney matters

Being charged with a sex crime is a traumatic and life-changing event for you and your family, which is why it’s important to have the right attorney on your side to protect your rights. Here’s why it’s vital that you hire an experienced sex crime defense attorney:

  1. Reduce your jail time: In New Jersey, serious crimes like misdemeanors and felonies are classified as ‘indictable offenses’. These offenses carry heavier sentences including high fines and lengthy jail times of between 18 months to life. An experienced attorney will be able to aggressively fight your case and find it’s weaknesses in order to reduce time behind bars and fines as much as possible.
  2. Protect your reputation: Being convicted of a sex crime and having to register as a sex offender can be a life sentence even when the jail time you face is short. You will be labeled by your friends, family and community, and your reputation will be destroyed. This makes it essential to find an attorney who has direct experience in defending sex crimes and a good track record for success, as they will know best how to fight your case from the moment of your arrest.
  3. Protect your future: Being a registered sex offender or convicted of sex crimes can make it almost impossible to find and keep a job. Supporting yourself, your family and your loved ones may easily become an impossible task, as you have to disclose your conviction on job applications. That’s why tearing down the case against you is so important – and you need the right knowledge and experience on your side to do this.
  4. Get the most aggressive, robust defense: An experienced defense attorney will know how to investigate sex crime cases, cross-examine witnesses effectively, discredit testimony against you and eliminate any surprises. This will give your case the best possible chance of winning or being dismissed.

Get the representation you need to successfully fight your case

Dennis Calo is a respected defense and trial attorney with over 40 years of experience in fighting serious charges against his clients. Known for his thoroughness, professionalism and robust representation of his clients, his knowledge and experience are key to defending clients successfully from sex crimes charges.

If you are facing a sex crime charge, you need a lawyer who can provide expert assistance as soon as possible. As a former prosecutor, Dennis Calo is uniquely positioned to give you the advice you need to deliver a strong, effective representation of your case and fight it from every possible angle. If you want a criminal defense lawyer that you can trust to defend your case professionally and aggressively, contact us today and find out how Dennis Calo can help you.

For more information, visit www.criminaldefense-nj.com.

 

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