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Hostile Work Environment Archives

When do rude comments cross the line into harassment?

Most people have experienced a rude coworker in their career. It is difficult to know how to respond to repeated derogatory comments, especially when they say that it is, "just a joke." You don't want to overreact but when the comments keep getting worse then you must draw a line. It's important to know when coworkers step over that line from joking into harassment.

Bartender? What to do when your boss thinks you should be shaking him

Shaken, not stirred. It's a recipe for the perfect (Bond) martini. Up, on the rocks, doubles, straight--you know your job and you do it well. Five deep waiting at the bar? No worries. You can swipe a card, pour a drink and tap a beer, while still carrying on a conversation.

Religious messages can create a hostile work environment

An employer may use religious messages in the workplace without intending to cause any harm, but these can create a hostile work environment. Not every employee is expected to be of the same religion, so some may feel discriminated against when these messages are prevalent.

Pinpoint a hostile workplace and deal with this situation

Did you know that there are federal and state laws in place that make it illegal to allow or create a hostile workplace? This means many things, including the fact that managers and other workers are not permitted to allow workplace behavior that could make another party feel uncomfortable.

Florida United Parcel Service workers protest harassment

A group of employees and union teamsters associated with a local branch of the United Parcel Service recently gathered to protest against harassment at the facility. Around 70 people attended the rally to speak out against what employees are calling a history of discrimination and harassment.

Man files a hostile work environment suit in Florida

Working is a fact of life for most people. They have a passion for what they do and want to do it well. Your employer has to provide a work environment that is safe. This is the law. A lawsuit has been filed against a restaurant because of alleged poor working conditions in Florida.

Florida legislatures considering update to discrimination law

For several years, the Florida legislature has seen some form of a Competitive Workforce Act hit tables, but the measure has never reached a committee hearing. In 2016, supporters of Senate Bill 120 are hoping that trend is reversed.

Are you really part of a hostile work environment?

A growing number of people have come to realize one thing: They don't have to deal with a hostile work environment. Instead of subjecting themselves to this sort of atmosphere, they realize they can exercise their employee rights.

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