Our office remains open, and in response to COVID-19 we have expanded our options for remote consultations and virtual meetings. Please contact our office to discuss what meeting option best fits your situation. Call 561-560-7388

Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A.
Contact us for a FREE appointment
E-mail Us

How can a worker survive a hostile workplace?

Nobody expects to be faced with a hostile work environment, but this is reality for many workers throughout the state of Florida.

Facing this issue is never easy, as it means that you will dread going to work every day. Furthermore, you may worry about what is going to happen next, which can have a negative impact on your work performance.

At some point, you will begin to ask yourself what you can do to survive a hostile workplace. It is important that you take the right steps, ensuring that you remove yourself from a bad situation without making a decision that could have a negative impact on your career.

Some of your options for dealing with a hostile workplace include:

-- Finding others who are faced with the same situation as you-- Finding an escape, such as taking breaks if you feel the tension rising in your work space-- Protecting yourself by keeping accurate records of what is going on and how you are dealing with the issue-- Reporting the problem to your boss or another supervisor within the company

There are laws in Florida that protect workers against a hostile workplace. That being said, there is gray area when it comes to determining what is and is not a hostile act.

Dealing with a hostile workplace claim may sound like a challenging task. When you know the details of the law and how your situation fits in, it is easier to be confident about the decisions you are making. In some cases, it is most helpful to discuss your claim with an experienced attorney.

Source: The Houston Chronicle, "Ten Ways to Survive a Hostile Working Environment" Molly Thompson, Sep. 10, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Set Up A Free Initial Consultation ( Bold labels are required )

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy