Hostile Workplace Claims
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Generally speaking, a hostile work environment is a workplace where harassment is prevalent and produces unease and discomfort for employees. Often, hostile workplace claims involve sexual harassment of some kind, but other forms of harassment exist, as well. Employees adversely affected by this harassment often have grounds to seek relief from employers that foster and contribute to these hostile environments.
If you believe you have been affected by a hostile work environment, our firm is ready to speak with you. At the Law Office of Payab & Associates, our worker advocates have recovered millions in compensation for employees who have been wronged by their employers. We're prepared to hear your story, outline your harassment claim options, and—if necessary—aggressively seek the compensation you deserve.
Workplace harassment should never go unanswered. Contact our team at (818) 918-5522 today to start exploring your legal options.
Who Is Responsible?
It's not uncommon for an uncomfortable moment to occur in the workplace or for the actions of one individual to be inappropriate. Often, this is quickly remedied by employers who know that they are responsible for maintaining a healthy, conducive work environment. However, when employers allow this harassment to occur—or take part in it themselves—they can be liable for damages under state and federal laws.
Common forms of workplace harassment include:
- Sexual harassment
- Frequently insensitive jokes or slurs
- Workplace aggression (threats of violence, etc.)
- Employer surveillance or stalking
- Tampering with personal belongings
- Insensitive jokes or language about employee's age, sex, or gender
- Physical, emotional, or psychological abuse
In some cases, if you were forced to leave your job as a result of a hostile work environment, you could have a case for constructive discharge. If proven, your resignation would not have been truly voluntary, meaning it was a wrongful termination.
If you have been the victim of any the following forms of harassment from your employer, then you likely have a viable hostile workplace claim. If you are ready to hold your employer accountable for inexcusable conduct, our Woodland Hills employment law attorneys are ready to stand with you. With more than two decades of combined experience, we know what it takes to secure our clients the results they deserve.
Start the process today with a case evaluation with our team. We are ready to be your advocate during this difficult time.