The term hostile work environment is used to describe a situation in which an employee is being intimidated or otherwise harassed because of his or her sex, race or membership in another legally protected class. As the name suggests, a hostile work environment can significantly interfere with an employee’s work performance and impact his or her emotional well-being.
Harassment can take the form of offensive behavior on the part of a manager, a co-worker, or a non-employee like a contractor or vendor in the workplace. If you have experienced harassment on the job, including sexual harassment, an employment law attorney can help you determine what steps you can take to resolve the problem.
How do I Prove Hostile Work Environment?
There are several steps that employees can take if thy believe that they are victims of a hostile work environment.
- Report: to your manager, HR, or employer ASAP
- Document: Document messages, recordings, and emails.
- Explore Other Options: If your employer retaliates against you for reporting a hostile work environment then you can file a formal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Contact our firm to schedule an appointment with our team of Phoenix hostile work environment lawyer today.
Effective Representation in Harassment Cases
At the law firm of Weiler Law PLLC, we provide effective legal representation to employees who have experienced harassment at work. We are known for our excellent client service, strong litigation skills and tangible results achieved. We handle cases stemming from:
- Offensive comments that were made about an employee’s appearance, clothing or body parts
- Derogatory statements, slurs or phrases related to an employee’s race or color
- Employees who were subjected to sexual touching, sexual gestures, lewd jokes or offensive images at work
- Negative comments made about the age of an employee who is 40 or over
As your attorneys, we will fight for your legal rights and provide responsive service through every stage of your case.
If you are seeking the advice of a lawyer regarding hostile work environment issues, the Phoenix employment attorneys of Weiler Law PLLC can help you. Whether you were harassed by your boss or you have experienced mistreatment by colleagues, we can answer your questions. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
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