Hostile Work Environment
When Can You File a Hostile Work Environment Claim?
Most of us have worked for a boss who we didn’t like at one time or another. But if you’ve ever had the experience of working for someone who has a short fuse, you may have seen how a day at the office can leave you feeling like you’ve been in a war zone all day.
The phrase “hostile work environment” may appear to be one that could be open to interpretation. Bosses who yell, scream and rant cross the line into unlawful territory when their outbursts meet three criteria:
- Their targets fall into various “protected categories,” such as women, older employees, people of certain races or national origins, etc.
- The behavior has to be so severe and pervasive that it interferes with an employee’s ability to do his or her work, or it prevents the person from moving ahead in his or her career.
- The employee or employees have complained about the situation but nothing was done.
It’s obvious that treating employees in a disrespectful manner is unprofessional, but you may be wondering if there are cases where it may actually be unlawful.
Work with a Philly Employment Lawyer to File a Hostile Work Environment Claim
If you’ve been dealing with a hostile work environment and have been unable to obtain a resolution, contact us for a free consultation to discuss your situation.
Murphy Law Group represents residents of Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs, including residents of Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Berks, Lancaster, Northampton, Lehigh, Lackawanna, and Luzerne Counties, residents located in central and western Pennsylvania, as well as individuals residing in New Jersey, who have potential hostile work environment claims. Murphy Law Group is dedicated to protecting the rights of Pennsylvania and New Jersey workers.