Signs of a Hostile Work Environment

The attorneys of Hennig, Ruiz & Singh work to protect employees and pursue compensation from employers who create or tolerate a hostile work environment in violation of the California's Fair Employment and Housing Act.

A Pattern Of Inappropriate Actions

A hostile work environment is generally caused by someone in the workplace whose harassing actions or style of communication makes it impossible for you to do your job. To meet the legal requirements for a hostile work environment, the actions need to be discriminatory and recurring.

Who Can Create A Hostile Environment?

A co-worker or supervisor most often commits hostile work environment harassment, but it can also be perpetrated by a vendor, customer or contractor. It can be challenging to hold an employer responsible when someone perpetrates the harassment other than a manager, unless the employer knew about the problem and failed to intervene or take corrective steps.

Taking Action Against The Hostility

If you feel like you are working in a hostile work environment and reported the problem to the appropriate department, take advantage of any preventative or corrective opportunities your employer provides. If the problem persists, schedule a free case evaluation with one of our employment law attorneys. Failing to take advantage of any corrective opportunities provided by your employer can result in the dismissal of your claim.

If you would like to know more about your legal options, please complete the brief Do I Have A Case? questionnaire about your circumstances. If the questionnaire indicates you may have a case against your employer, we would be glad to discuss it in further detail at a free consultation. Or call our Los Angeles office at 213-985-1305 to speak with a lawyer.