Intimidating hostile or offensive work
Read below for a definition and examples of a hostile work environment, and advice on dealing with a hostile work situation.
A hostile work environment is a workplace in which unwelcome comments or conduct based on gender, race, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation, age or other legally protected characteristics unreasonably interfere with an employee’s work performance or create an intimidating or offensive work environment for the employee who is being harassed.
While people are often most familiar with the concept of sexual harassment in the workplace, there are many other types of workplace harassment.
Harassment in the workplace can take on many different facades.
There is often confusion about what constitutes a hostile work environment.
In general terms, it is harassment — based on gender, race, color, national origin or age — so extensive that it creates a work environment that is intimidating and offensive.
If you are the victim of a hostile work environment, you need a lawyer to help you prove your case.
The employment attorneys at Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.
This conduct can severely diminish an employee’s productivity and self-esteem both in and out of the workplace.