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Long Beach Hostile Work Environment Attorney

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When applying for any position, you are given the rules, procedures, requirements, and expectations by your potential employer. As an employee, you should feel safe and able to properly do your job without fear of harassment. If your employer creates such a severely offensive environment at work that you fear going to work and/or your work is affected because of continued harassment, then your employer has created a hostile work environment. This harassment is both illegal and unacceptable behavior from an employer and should never be tolerated. Report all violations to the correct parties designated by your company’s policy (usually human resources) and seek legal counsel. Contact JML Law in Long Beach at 818-610-8800 to speak with one of our Hostile Work Environment Attorneys who can review your claim and let you know what legal actions you have available to take.

What Is Considered A Hostile Work Environment

A hostile workplace is created when an employee faces harassment from his or her employers. This harassment could be highly offensive, sexually harassing, or intimidating. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (E.E.O.C.) states that “offensive conduct may include offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work performance. Petty slights, annoyances, and isolated incidents (unless extremely serious) will not rise to the level of illegality. To be unlawful, the conduct must create a work environment that would be intimidating, hostile, or offensive to reasonable people.” The E.E.O.C. also outlines certain facts about harassment in the workplace you should know.

  1. The guilty party could be the supervisor, or a supervisor of another department, a co-worker, an agent of the employer, or even a non-employee.
  2. Anyone affected by the harassment and offensive behavior is also a victim, the offended parties are not limited to the employee the harassment is focused on.
  3. Unlawful harassment does not necessarily have to include the firing of the victimized employee.

Damages/Remedies

As with many other workplace discrimination or harassment claims, employers who have violated the law and are found guilty of creating a hostile work environment could face compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages would include the amount of money or out-of-pocket costs the victimized employee has had to pay to file a claim (court costs, attorney fees, back-pay, etc.) and possible compensation for any emotional distress or suffering. Punitive damages are fines the employer must pay as punishment for each violation.

What To Do

All instances of harassment should be reported and handled with professionalism and discretion. Contact JML Law in Long Beach to speak with a Hostile Work Environment Attorney about your claim. No employee should have to face working in a hostile work environment. Our clients are not responsible for our fees unless we win the case. There is no risk to you. Here at JML Law, our attorneys have decades of experience and knowledge of employment and harassment laws. Let us ensure your rights are being honored and hold your employer accountable for any violations of your rights.

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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident,

give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.

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Our Los Angeles car accident law firm accepts cases on referral from other lawyers throughout California. To schedule a free initial consultation, call our office at 818-610-8800 or send us an email.

Orange County Office

2400 E Katella Avenue, Suite 440
Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: 714-598-1994
Fax: 714-456-9179

Los Angeles Office

5855 Topanga Cyn Blvd, Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phone: 818-610-8800
Fax: 818-610-3030

21052 Oxnard Street
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA 91367

Bay Area Office

1 Sansome Street, Suite 720
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-692-3462