Nobody should have to worry about dreading going to work each day. However, there are times when a hostile work environment exists due to the illegal actions and behaviors of an employer. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, our qualified and experienced attorneys are here to help if your workplace is hostile due to discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, unfair labor practices, and more. Let our hostile work environment attorneys help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
A hostile work environment is more than just an inconvenience
You may have seen high profile lawsuits in the news concerning hostile work environments but not fully understood what that means. A “hostile work environment” can be created in various ways. California workers are afforded several protections under both federal and state law. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we pride ourselves in handling cases when a person faces discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in the workplace based on their:
- Race and color
- Sexual orientation
- Pregnancy status
- Marital status
- Gender identity
- Religion or creed
California state laws also offer strong protections for workers in the LGBTQ+ community, even more so than the federal government.
Any employee who faces discrimination for any of the reasons listed above is most certainly operating in a hostile work environment. This type of discrimination is illegal, and workers should most certainly file complaints or lawsuits against employers who violate their rights.
Sexual harassment and hostile work environments
As we have learned over the last few years thanks to the #MeToo revolution that has swept across this country, sexual harassment in the workplace is prevalent and it must be stopped. Sexual harassment creates a hostile work environment. A study by NPR stated that 38% of women have reported being sexually harassed at work, though many respondents claim that their employers do little or nothing to stop this harassment.
What do federal charge statistics show?
According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there were more than 72,000 charges brought by the organization against employers in the United States for discrimination violations. While this may seem like a big deal, the number of charges brought by the EEOC has steadily declined over the last few years. We also know that this number represents just a tip of the iceberg when it comes to actual violations in US workplaces.
Let us get to work on your case
If you or somebody you love has endured a hostile work environment due to the illegal behaviors or actions of an employer, seek legal assistance immediately. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, our skilled and experienced team will thoroughly investigate your allegations in order to determine whether you are entitled to any of the following compensation:
- Recovery of lost wages
- Reinstatement to your job (if desired and applicable)
- Court costs and legal fees
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against the employer