Employers in Florida must provide a working environment free of harassment for ALL employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, religious affiliation, gender, age, disability or veteran status. Those above who experience a hostile workplace environment may have a cause of action under the law.
What Is A Hostile Workplace?
A hostile workplace is a workplace environment that can typically involve severe harassment or recurring or pervasive behavior (like crude jokes or remarks) that would make a reasonable person uncomfortable. They can involve a person’s race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other reasons.
If you feel you are being forced to quit – or that you have no choice but to endure the harassment if you want to keep your job – you are in a hostile workplace.
If your boss finds out that your co-workers – or even nonemployees such as contractors, vendors or customers – are creating a hostile work environment for you, your boss is required to take effective steps to stop it.
What Should I Do If I Am Facing A Hostile Workplace?
If you feel you are in a hostile workplace environment, you should document everything that happened, including when, where, how and why. Be sure to include dates and the names and contact information of witnesses, if they are willing to cooperate.
How The Firm Can Help
If you have gone to human resources to share your concerns about harassment or a hostile workplace and gotten nowhere, please consult with an experienced lawyer from the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Attorney William M. Julien has more than 20 years of experience in handling employment law cases, dedicating a great deal of the practice to aggressively representing people facing discrimination and hostile workplaces. Mr. Julien has a solid track record of success in these kinds of cases and will be glad to discuss your concerns with you.
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