Hostile Work Environment Attorney in Mullica Hill, NJ
Employers are obligated to provide a working environment free of hostility, harassment, and discrimination. When workers endure unbearable conditions because of the actions of supervisors or peers, it can be a case for a hostile work environment. A hostile work environment is against the law and employers or businesses that allow offensive behavior, harassment, or discrimination can be liable for negligence. Richardson Employment & Civil Rights, LLC provides effective representation to clients across New Jersey impacted by a hostile work environment. Whether you were fired or left on your own accord or are an employer who needs to stop this illegal act in its tracks, our firm is ready to assess the situation, guide you through your legal options and provide effective legal representation. Contact Richardson Employment & Civil Rights, LLC for a consultation.
What constitutes a hostile work environment?
Hostility comes in a variety of situations. Knowing what makes a work environment “hostile” is important. Annoyances, petty slights, and small incidents will not convince the court of a hostile work environment. Some acts that may constitute a hostile work environment include:
- Offensive jokes
- Name calling
- Physical threats or assaults
- Offensive visuals
Who is responsible for a hostile work environment?
An employer is liable for harassment that constitutes a hostile work environment by a supervisor or agent of the employer that results in harassment, sexual harassment, or discrimination that leads to adverse employment actions or an environment so toxic that a person can no longer bear to be employed. An employer can be liable for the exposure to a hostile work environment under certain conditions. An employer is obligated to offer a safe and positive work environment free of harassment. When they don’t take the required action, they are liable for the actions of everyone they employ.
In some cases, a person finds themselves in a position that is so unbearable that they can no longer go to work. While people quit jobs regularly, those who must resign because of the hostility, harassment, or discrimination at work may have a case for constructive discharge. Constructive discharge is a type of wrongful termination in which an employee would not reasonably be able to continue a job because of the hostile conditions of the workplace. Even though the employee may have left on his or her own accord, there may still be an entitlement to compensation.
Contact a firm to investigate the matter
Richardson Employment & Civil Rights, LLC has over 25 years serving victims of hostile work environments and employers who need to stop it. If you have been exposed to intolerable conditions in the workplace, you should contact an attorney who is passionate about the law. Our firm has the experience and effectiveness you need to hold those offenders accountable for their action. If you are an employer who believes that a hostile work environment persists in your workplace, it is important to conduct an investigation and stop any unlawful acts. Contact Richardson Employment & Civil Rights Law, LLC today.