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California Hostile Work Environment Lawyer

In order for a hostile work environment to become actionable it must involve discriminatory conduct within the workplace. A hostile work environment lawsuit has basic requirements:

  • The complainant was subjected to harassment or harassing conduct; and
  • The complainant was subjected to that harassing conduct based on their protected status

A hostile work environment is different than what may be considered a difficult or challenging work environment. A hostile work environment often takes aim at a worker’s gender, sexuality, age, religious affiliation or other protected status. The hostile work environment lawyers at Fernandez & Lauby Law Firm offers a complimentary case review for those who believe they were subjected to a hostile work environment. Schedule your appointment by calling 888-959-8508.

Conduct That Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment:

Whether or not a hostile work environment exists, the totality of the circumstances must be evaluated. Generally,

  • The conduct does not consist of one or two or a few isolated instances
  • In a hostile work environment, the harassing conduct is repeated and a pattern exists
  • If the conduct is sexual in nature, it may involve jokes or remarks of a sexual, rude, lewd nature
  • Sexual conduct may involve relentless, obvious staring that makes the recipient uncomfortable
  • Inappropriate touching or close bodily contact
  • Sexual contact of any kind

The Hostile Work Environment - Other Types of Harassing Conduct:

  • Insulting, derogatory remarks pertaining to the victim’s looks, personality or characteristics
  • Derogatory comments pertaining to the victim’s religion, ethnicity, race, background
  • Hurtful comments about the victim’s age, sexuality or sexual preference
  • Negative or hurtful comments pertaining to the victim’s mental, physical or other disability
  • Threatening the employee’s job security if they do not succumb to sexual favors
  • Being assigned work that is unreasonable and unmanageable especially in response to complaining to a supervisor

Contact an Inland Empire Hostile Work Environment Attorney for a Free Initial Consultation

A hostile work environment is prohibited under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. If you were subjected to this hurtful conduct, you may seek compensation from your employer that may include back pay, front pay, damages for emotional suffering and in some cases punitive damages. Fernandez & Lauby, LLP, is a highly respected Southern California law firm, well known for protecting their client’s rights for more than 20 years. We offer a complimentary consultation to assess your case and review available options. There are no fees for a contingency case unless a favorable resolution is attained. To schedule your appointment with a hostile work environment lawyer, call Fernandez & Lauby at 888-959-8508.

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