You have the right to earn a living. You also have the right to work in an environment that is free from harassment and bullying. Yet on the job harassment exists and contributes to a hostile work environment.
A work environment is considered hostile if any of these conditions exist and are considered both severe and pervasive:
- Name calling
- Belittling language
- Targeted behavior because of an employee’s race, religion, age, national origin, gender or gender expression, sexual preference or disability
- Threats of physical abuse
- Comments of a sexual nature
- Sexual harassment
- Promised retaliation including decreased work hours, termination or loss of pay or benefits
We provide advice and counsel to determine if your work environment is indeed hostile. We can help you confront an employer or co-worker who contributes to this environment in order to forestall leaving your job. We can also help you seek compensation if you are forced out of your job due to a hostile work environment.