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.
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.
Are you one of our Florida readers? Do you live and work in another state? Regardless of your location, you know one thing to be true: Not everybody gets along at their place of employment. Furthermore, there are times when managers, supervisors, and company owners make decisions that are against the law.
Employers in the state of Florida have the obligation of providing a safe atmosphere for all workers, regardless of race, age, disability, origin, color, religion or veteran status.
Retaliation, as well as employment discrimination, remains a major issue in the United States. Every year, there are tens of thousands of situations in which a worker is discriminated or retaliated against. While some people let this go and simply deal with the problem, others realize that they have rights.
As an employee of any company, you expect to be treated fairly and with respect at all times.
We take the time to scour the news on a regular basis, bringing you updates on stories of hostile workplace harassment from around the state.
As an employee, there is nothing worse than worrying that you may be retaliated against for speaking your mind. Although employer retaliation is not common, this is an issue that has plagued many people in the past, including in Florida as well as every other state.
Most companies throughout the state of Florida take steps to keep the workplace environment friendly and free of borderline activity. There are situations, however, in which a hostile workplace is created, and that can lead to a variety of problems.
If anyone in Florida believes that they are being forced to work in a hostile work environment, they need to know what rights employees have in a situation like this. However, understanding their rights begins with understanding how a hostile workplace is created in the first place.