Hostile Workplace Environment
You Deserve To Work Without Threat Or Menace
Employers in Florida must provide a safe working environment for ALL employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, religious affiliation, gender, age, disability or veteran status. That means that racist and sexist jokes should never be allowed or promoted in the office cube culture. Supervisors may not touch you against your will or make suggestive remarks about your body or attire.
If you have gone to human resources to share your concerns about harassment or a hostile workplace and gotten nowhere, we encourage you to consult with an experienced lawyer.
Attorney William M. Julien has more than 20 years of experience in employment law cases, dedicating a great deal of his practice to the aggressive representation of 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.
Find out if you have a valid hostile workplace claim and what your rights are. Contact the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., in Boynton Beach for a free, confidential appointment.
What Is A Hostile Workplace?
It is against state and federal law to create or allow a hostile workplace. That means managers and co-workers may not harass you or allow workplace behavior that would make a reasonable person uncomfortable. You should not be exposed to severe, recurring and pervasive behavior such as crude jokes or remarks.
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.
A hostile workplace can also occur if you face retaliation, lower pay, fewer hours or wrongful termination because you complained about discrimination, reported a safety violation, made a workers’ comp claim, or blew the whistle on illegal practices at work.
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?
A hostile workplace creates stress for you and your family. 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.
Call On Our Firm For Help Now
If you are afraid of going to work or are being physically threatened at work, call the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A., immediately to schedule a free strategy consultation. Contact us online or call 561-560-5597. We handle most cases on a contingency basis, so you owe no attorney fees unless we successfully resolve your employment law case.