Harassment and discrimination that is especially egregious can create a hostile work environment that interferes with the ability to do work. When this happens, not only is the targeted person harmed, but also other coworkers who are exposed to the actions. If someone at your place of employment is creating a hostile work environment, contact one of the best hostile workplace attorneys in Los Angeles, CA at Setyan Law.
What Is a Hostile Work Environment?
A hostile work environment is one that is intimidating or offensive to a reasonable person. Offensive conduct that can create a hostile workplace includes the following:
- Offensive jokes, objects, or pictures
- Ridicule or mockery
- Name calling
- Insults or put-downs
- Physical assault or threats of harm
This is not a complete list of all of the actions of coworkers, supervisors, and others that can create a hostile work environment. Any offensive conduct that interferes with work performance should be considered hostile.
Hostile Work Environment Laws
Harassment that causes a hostile work environment includes anything that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). These laws protect individuals with certain characteristics.
Harassment that involves the following characteristics may create a hostile work environment:
- Race or color
- National origin or ancestry
- Immigration status
- Physical and mental disabilities
- Medical condition
- Genetic information
- Marital status
- Sex and gender
- Gender identity and gender expression
- Sexual orientation
- Military and veteran status
Learn more about harassment and related laws on our Los Angeles, CA Harassment Lawyers page.
Who Is at Fault in a Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit?
The victim who has had to endure a hostile work environment may file a lawsuit against the offender who took direct hostile actions as well as the employer for allowing harassment to occur. Additionally, people who are targeted with the harassment as well as anyone who is exposed to the hostile work environment may have a valid hostile workplace claim.
It’s important to note that creation of a hostile work environment does not always result in economic injury. You can get compensation even if you were not discharged or terminated from your job. Simply being exposed to such heinous behaviors can make you eligible for compensation.
A Los Angeles, CA Hostile Work Environment Lawyer Is on Your Side
Hostile work environment can involve sexual harassment as well as many other forms of harassment. When someone acts so inappropriately that they create a hostile environment, they deserve to be held accountable. If you’ve faced a difficult situation at work, a hostile work environment attorney in Los Angeles, CA can help you. Call our Los Angeles, CA employment lawyers today.
Setyan Law has experience with cases just like yours. We offer free initial consultations, and you don’t pay a dime until we win your case. Call us today at (213) 618-3655.
How an Employment Attorney in Los Angeles, CA Can Help You
Employment disputes are about more than winning. They often involve your livelihood and can impact your entire life. Setyan Law has a team of legal professionals and discrimination lawyers in Los Angeles, CA, Pasadena, CA, and Glendale, CA.
We will review your case, gather evidence to support your claims, and fight for you to get the justice you deserve.
Please feel free to call us for a free consultation about your rights.