Hostile Work Environments and Harassment in the Work Place
It is unlawful to harass an employee because of that person’s sex, race, or other protected characteristics. Sexual Harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. If you have been the victim of workplace harassment because of your gender, race, pregnancy, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation, our employment law attorneys can help.
Racial Harassment can include workplaces where racially offensive language or behavior creates a hostile work place. Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted). The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.
If you are an employee who has been subjected to workplace harassment, the employment law attorneys at Maginnis Law can help. We offer free consultations to employees who believe they have been subjected to workplace harassment. If you decide to hire our firm, we offer a variety of fee arrangement to fit your circumstances, including contingency fees, flat fees, hourly rates, and hybrid arrangements.