Glendale Hostile Work Environment Attorney

Glendale Hostile Work Environment Attorney

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.

What is a Hostile Work Environment in California?

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):

  • Jokes about sexual orientation, race, religion, etc.
  • Threats or intimidation.
  • Sexually suggestive comments
  • Sharing sexual content in the form of emails, images, etc.
  • Physical harassment
  • Taunting
  • Ridiculing

Signs You’re In a Hostile Work Environment

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:

  • Consistent mistreatment: No degree of mistreatment at work is appropriate. That said, isolated incidents of minor poor behavior on the part of coworkers or supervisors don’t necessarily constitute a hostile work environment. A work environment may be deemed hostile if mistreatment is pervasive and/or severe.
  • Negative impact on your work: The stress you might experience as a result of attempting to function in a hostile work environment can interfere with your ability to perform your work duties.
  • Employer awareness: It’s your employer’s responsibility to take reasonable steps in an attempt to identify when certain employees are mistreating others. You may find yourself in a hostile work environment if your employer is aware of your mistreatment but is not taking steps to address it.

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.

Contact a Glendale Hostile Work Environment Attorney

If you suspect yours is a hostile work environment, there are certain steps you should take as soon as possible. They include:

  • Referring to your employee handbook to determine what the procedure for reporting a hostile work environment is
  • Officially notifying your supervisor of your concerns
  • Filing an official complaint with HR

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 818-928-3779.

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If you think you were fired illegally, call the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian to discuss your circumstances. From offices in Glendale, we represent clients throughout California. Call us at 818-928-3779 or contact us by sending us a message through our contact form here.