Are you dealing with a hostile work environment? Put a stop to it.
Is your toxic work environment getting you down? Are you unable to focus at work because of workplace harassment? Are you overthinking your situation or do you need to take a long hard look at your work environment? If you think you’re dealing with a hostile work environment, you have to be clear about what exactly it is that you’re facing at work and if it qualifies as “hostile”. “Hostile work environment” is a term borrowed from civil law. While a rude boss, uncooperative colleagues, dissatisfying work climate, lack of perks/promotion/recognition meet the pointers of this definition, there are certain legal yardsticks that need to be fulfilled in order for a workplace to be appropriately called “hostile.”
Come to find out if your work environment qualifies as hostile
The Law Office of John Klopfenstein in Salinas, California will help you figure out if your workplace merely is unbearable or qualifies as legally hostile.
If your boss or co-worker makes the performance of your daily job responsibilities difficult and derails your expectations for a comfortable and functional work atmosphere, the work environment stands to be labeled “hostile.”
If the communication you receive in your workplace smacks of discrimination, it is another indicator that your work might be “hostile.” Sexually suggestive/inappropriate behavior by work peers also qualifies a workplace as hostile.
If a boss covertly insults you, deriding you for your religion/ethnicity or so on, he/she is guilty of constructing a hostile workplace.
The workplace is doubly hostile if you’ve asked the people indulging in such hostility to stop and they have continued in their actions despite it.
If your boss has noticed this behavior and is not party to it personally but has done nothing to solve it, he/she is also accountable for this hostility.
Consult us on how to put a stop to hostility in the work environment
The first thing a person caught up in a hostile work environment should do is inform the employer. If you intend to file a lawsuit later, you must allow your employer to investigate the situation of their own first. Otherwise, the employer can allege that you didn’t try to find an in-house solution before seeking the help of an employment lawyer. The employer may try to correct the environment at his workplace by terminating the employment of those making the workplace hostile.
Here, at the Law Office of John Klopfenstein, we’ll help you press charges against offenders who have subjected you to a hostile work environment. If you’ve been facing continued harassment at your workplace which has been making your work life hell, we’ll help you bring your harassers to book. If your supervisor has been holding back your promotion/bonus in an attempt to harass you – your boss is equally responsible. Walk into our office at Salinas, CA 93901 or dial us at (831) 751-3497 to schedule an appointment to discuss how you can tackle a hostile work environment.