Your employer must provide you with an environment that is free from harassment
Every employee, regardless of their race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, genetic information, marital status and military or veteran status has the legal right to work in a environment that is free from harassment.
Unfortunately, harassment against employees occurs regularly in the workplace. Harassment can take the form of being physical or verbal. The harasser can be your boss, supervisor, or co-worker and sometimes even your customers.
Workplace harassment is unwelcome behavior or conduct that is based on protected characteristics and is so severe or pervasive that it interferes or prevents the employees from performing their work. Petty slights and annoyances will not rise to the level of workplace harassment. The conduct must create a work environment that is intimating, hostile, or offensive to a reasonable person.
Workplace harassment is illegal when one’s comments, statements, jokes, slurs, pictures, drawings, cartoons and other offensive behavior is based on an employee’s protected characteristics such as their:
If you are in a work environment that subjects you to harassment, it is important that you immediately contact Nahavandi & Azimtash LLP for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys have substantial experience in labor and employment law and you will not pay any attorney fees unless there is a recovery.