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Irvine Hostile Workplace Attorney

If you are a victim of a hostile work environment, you have rights. You may be entitled to compensation for damages you suffered including emotional distress. To find out how an Irvine hostile workplace attorney can help you, contact Aegis Law Firm for more information.

Work can be a difficult environment even in the best of times. But when you are being harassed to the point that it affects your ability to perform your duties, then it becomes a problem. When harassment goes from a mere annoyance, to severe or pervasive, the result is a hostile work environment.

How Aegis Law Firm Can Help Your Hostile Workplace Claim

At Aegis Law Firm, we understand how much harm a person can suffer in a hostile work environment, which is why we will fight for your case even when others won’t.

  • Aegis Law Firm is a team of experienced employment law attorneys assisting individuals wronged at work to get the justice they deserve.
  • We have held employers accountable to the tune of over $300 million in verdicts and settlements.
  • Our 99% success rate is testament to our passion, diligence, and dedication to our clients.

If you have been harassed at work and suffered harm because of a hostile work environment, call Aegis Law Firm at (949) 379-6250. Your initial consultation is free and we offer Spanish-speaking services. Call our Irvine employment law attorneys today to schedule your appointment.

What is a Hostile Work Environment?

In California, a hostile workplace is defined as harassment that creates a hostile, offensive, oppressive, or intimidating work environment that deprives a person of their right to work in a place free from discrimination. The harassment offends, humiliates, or distresses the victim in a way that affects their ability to perform their duties, or causes them to feel threatened. The victim does not have to prove that their productivity declined because of the harassment. It is enough for the victim to prove that a reasonable person subjected to the same conduct would find that it altered their working conditions and created difficulty in the same manner as for the victim.

Legal Requirement for Proving a Hostile Work Environment

The starting point for a hostile work environment claim is harassment based on a person’s protected status as provided for under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. A person who has been harassed because of their age, gender, religion, disability, or other protected status, and such harassment creates a work environment that is intimidating, abusive or hostile, must prove the following:

  • The accused harasser was an employee, intern, volunteer, or contractor of the employer
  • The victim was subjected severe and pervasive harassment because of their protected status
  • A reasonable person would have considered the work environment to be hostile and intimidating, just as the victim considered it
  • The accused harasser either participated in, assisted, or encourage the harassment
  • The victim was harmed, and the harassment was a substantial factor in causing their harm

People who are not members of a protected class may also find relief under the law if they were perceived to be a member, or associated with someone who was or was perceived to be a member, of the protected class. Even if you are not a member of a protected class, you should speak with a hostile workplace lawyer in Irvine if you are being intimidated by harassment at work.

Contact an Irvine Hostile Workplace Lawyer at Aegis Law Firm

If workplace harassment is threatening your peace in the workplace, it is time to speak with a hostile workplace attorney to discuss your legal options. Call (949) 379-6250 to schedule a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.