If you have never been faced with a hostile work environment, it is hard to imagine what this is like. Those who have gone through this in the past, however, are fully aware that it can make their life miserable, day in and day out.
Employers have the responsibility of providing a safe work environment for all employees, regardless of national origin, race, religion, color, age, disability or gender. Most companies are aware that it is against federal and state law to allow for a hostile workplace to develop. Even so, this doesn’t stop some people, such as supervisors, from taking steps that make one or more people uncomfortable.
In the event that a person is exposed to a hostile workplace, he or she has the right to speak with a manager and/or the human resources department.
Unfortunately, many people feel they are stuck with no way of making things better. Some feel like they are being forced out the door. Others feel they have to put up with the harassment in order to keep their job.
A hostile work environment can lead to great amounts of stress, both for you and your loved ones. It is important to document what you are going through, ensuring that you have the information necessary to share with those who can help remedy the situation.
If you are in this position and tired of dealing with the stress, it is time to take a step in the right direction. You can learn more about dealing with a hostile environment by reading the many pages of our website dedicated to this topic.