The law protects employees from being treated differently because of their color, race, gender, national origin, age, veteran status, religious affiliation or because of a disability. Therefore, no employer should tolerate anyone at the workplace who severely harasses another employee for these reasons. If you believe you are subjected to a hostile environment at your Florida workplace and your boss has done nothing to stop it, you may be able to hold your employer accountable.
No one should be forced to quit their job because of a hostile environment that makes them feel uncomfortable. A hostile work environment is one in which co-workers, managers, customers, vendors or contractors make persistent unkind remarks, off-color jokes because of his or her ethnicity, race, sex, religion or another reason. Sometimes, employees who are harassed may choose to endure the treatment because they are afraid they will lose their job. This treatment should not be tolerated.
With more than two decades of experience dealing with employment law cases, the law firm of William M. Julien, P.A. works hard to uphold the rights of our clients. When clients come to our office and tell us they have been experiencing harassment at the workplace, we advise them to take notes of the time, date, place and exact details of why and how it occurred. We also encourage them to write down the perpetrators of the harassment as well as the names of others who may have witnessed the hostile treatment.
It is the responsibility of your boss and those who work in human resources to end workplace harassment and hostility that has been aimed at you. However, if you continue to suffer discrimination and hostility at your workplace and you would like to know more about our firm, please visit our hostile workplace page.