If you have faced harassment, which results in a hostile work environment, you may be entitled to compensation for the harm you suffer. An experienced hostile workplace attorney can assess your case and advise you on your rights and legal options. For more information about working with an Aliso Viejo hostile workplace lawyer, call Aegis Law Firm at (949) 379-6250.
Every person has the right to work in a place free of discrimination and harassment. If you’re harassed at work and the harassment has created a hostile work environment, you do not have to continue suffering. You have rights and Aegis Law Firm can help you defend your rights. We offer free consultations and Spanish-speaking services. To schedule your free consultation, call (949) 379-6250 today.
When conditions at work are so difficult that you dread going into work, it could be an indication that your workplace has become a hostile work environment. Not every difficult workplace justifies a hostile workplace claim, however. The law stipulates the conditions that must be present in order to successfully make a legal claim based on a hostile workplace.
Harassment that creates a hostile, offensive, oppressive, or intimidating work environment and deprives the victim of their right to work in a place free of discrimination, it could be the basis of a hostile work environment claim. The harassment must be such that it disrupts the victim’s ability to perform their duties as usual, or undermines their personal sense of well-being.
To prove a hostile work environment claim, the victim must show that they suffered intimidation that was severe or pervasive. This will be determined by an examination of all the circumstances involved in the case. Factors such as the frequency and severity of the unlawful conduct, as well as whether the conduct was physically threatening or humiliating will also be considered. Mere offensive utterances may not be enough to sustain a hostile work environment claim. The victim must also show that the unlawful conduct would have affected the work performance and psychological well-being of a reasonable employee, just as it did for the victim.
Although the value of the compensation due to you will depend on the circumstances of your case and the actual damages you suffered, and may include compensation for emotional distress. You may also be entitled to punitive damages if the conduct of your employer is really bad. Punitive damages can be awarded if a wrongdoer’s conduct is shockingly bad with the objectives of punishing the wrongdoer and deterring others from acting in the same way.
If you are going through the trauma of working in a hostile work environment, you should take action quickly. You have rights and the Aliso Viejo hostile workplace attorneys at Aegis Law Firm can help you defend your rights. You don’t have to fear retaliation or any other adverse employment action when you speak up. The law is on your side. Call (949) 379-6250 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation with one of our passionate and experienced employment law attorneys in Aliso Viejo.