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Hostile Work Environment Laws in California: What You Need to Know

Do you think you may be a victim of a hostile work environment? If so, your employer could be violating federal and California employment laws for subjecting you to illegal workplace harassment. But taking legal action on these harassing behaviors can get a little tricky. This is because workers who claim hostile working conditions may not know that this type of harassment is illegal only if it is based on a protected characteristic (race, age, national origin, sex, religion, disability and so on) of the employee. In a hostile work environment, harassment must also meet a certain level of severity, that is, it must be either "severe" or "pervasive." This means that only a small number of workplace hostility claims actually satisfy the legal definition of workplace discrimination and harassment. So how do you know when your employer is truly violating the law?

Workplace Harassment Laws in California: Common Questions

Are you suffering from a hostile work environment at work? If so, your employer could be violating both federal and California workplace harassment laws. In California, harassment based upon a protected category in the workplace is unlawful under a slew of federal laws, as well as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. While California's anti-harassment laws are also among the most favorable towards employees in the entire nation, you may still have specific questions about harassment and bullying in the workplace.

Workplace Harassment Cases in California: Real Examples

Do you think you are a victim of workplace harassment? If so, your employer may be violating both California and federal law. Harassment based upon a protected category in the workplace is a form of employment discrimination and is unlawful under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, (ADA), and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. In addition to these laws, anti-harassment laws of California are among the most favorable towards employees in the entire nation. But what constitutes harassment in the workplace, and when should you contact a workplace harassment attorney for help?

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