California law states that employees have a right to feel comfortable and reasonably safe at work. If you don’t feel safe because your coworkers, boss, or both are mistreating you, discuss your case with a Glendale hostile work environment attorney at the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian. You may have reason to take legal action.
A hostile work environment isn’t merely one in which coworkers or supervisors engage in behavior that mildly annoys you. A work environment becomes hostile when coworker or employer behavior represents a violation of your rights as an employee or a member of a protected class.
Examples of such behavior include (but aren’t necessarily limited to):
It’s not always easy to determine with any degree of certainty whether the treatment you’re enduring at work grants you justification to take legal action. If you suspect you have grounds to file a claim or lawsuit, it’s best to review your case with a Glendale hostile work environment lawyer. They can assess the situation and more thoroughly explain your legal options.
That said, signs you’re in a hostile work environment include:
That’s not an exhaustive list. Again, if you’re not sure whether yours is a hostile work environment, discuss the topic with a lawyer for more information.
If you suspect yours is a hostile work environment, there are certain steps you should take as soon as possible. They include:
It’s true that HR may do little to address the matter. However, if you take legal action, it can benefit you to show that you went through the “proper channels.”
After taking the steps above, strongly consider enlisting the help of a Glendale hostile work environment lawyer. We at the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian can help you pursue justice. Learn more by contacting us online or calling us at 818-839-5969.