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California Hostile Work Environment Lawyers

If you’ve been harassed, demeaned, or otherwise intentionally made to feel uncomfortable or threatened in the workplace, Stansbury Brown Law, PC is here to fight for your rights. Contact our dedicated California hostile work environment lawyers to learn more about how we can assist you.

Hostile Work Environment Lawyers | Representing Clients Throughout California

Everyone deserves a workplace where their dignity is upheld, talents flourish, and interactions are respectful. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. That said if you find yourself facing harassment in the workplace, you may have a path to justice. Our Los Angeles employment lawyers are here to guide you down that path.

What is a Hostile Work Environment?

A hostile work environment occurs when an employee is exposed to unwelcome conduct that is either severe or pervasive enough to create an abusive or offensive work atmosphere. The conduct can be verbal, physical, or visual, and it can come from anyone in the workplace, such as a supervisor, a coworker, or an employer. Some common examples of actions that may create a hostile work environment are as follows:

  • Making derogatory remarks about an employee’s protected characteristic, such as their race, gender, age, or disability.
  • Displaying or sending offensive or explicit images or messages in the workplace/to workers.
  • Making unwanted physical or verbal advances against employees or co-workers, such as touching or groping.
  • Telling crass “jokes” that mock or demean an employee’s protected characteristic.

Filing a Claim

If you’ve been subjected to a hostile work environment, you should report the incident(s) to your HR department and/or your employer/supervisor. You should also do what you can to keep a detailed log of the incident(s) and collect any evidence of the harassment. You should then hire a competent California hostile work environment lawyer who can file your harassment claim and fight for the justice you deserve. To have a valid harassment claim, you’ll need to prove the following:

  • You belong to a protected class
  • You were subjected to unwelcome conduct because of your protected characteristic
  • The conduct was either severe or pervasive enough to alter the conditions of your employment and create a hostile work environment
  • A reasonable person in your position would find the conduct hostile or abusive
  • Your employer knew or should have known about the conduct and failed to take appropriate action to stop it

Statute of Limitations

Don’t wait to take legal action. In many cases, you will only have one year from the date of the last act of harassment to file your claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. If you wait longer than this, you will most likely permanently lose your right to sue.

Contact Our Hostile Work Environment Lawyers

If you’ve been harassed in the workplace, don’t suffer in silence. Stansbury Brown Law, PC is here to be your voice. Contact us today so you can tell us your story and so we can fight for the justice you deserve.

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