Hostile Work Environment

Dallas employment attorney Stacy Cole represents employees in claims against employers for hostile work environment.  Hostile work environment, also commonly referred to as hostile workplace, occurs when unwelcome comments or conduct from the employer are sufficiently severe or pervasive to unreasonably hinder the ability to do perform work functions.  However, the negative treatment must be based on race, religion, sex, or some other legally protected characteristic. Contact Dallas employment lawyer Stacy Cole if you have a claim for hostile work environment.

Claims for Hostile Work Environment or Hostile Workplace

A hostile work environment occurs when conduct by other the employer is severe and pervasive to the point that it creates a hostile workplace or when a supervisor’s harassing conduct results in a change in the terms and conditions of employment.  However, the conduct must be based on a legally protected characteristic such as: race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, retaliation, or any other legally protected characteristic.  These claims actually fall under the claims for employment discrimination or workplace retaliation.

Contact Dallas employment lawyer Stacy Cole if you are the victim of discrimination, retaliation in the workplace, or hostile work environment.

Examples of Hostile Work Environment

A claim for hostile work environment may arise in countless ways. The basis of such claims stems from severe and pervasive verbal or physical conduct based on a legally protected characteristic, such as religion, race, national origin, age, disability, etc. The following are examples of what might establish a claim for hostile work environment.

  • Consistent comments or remarks about an employee’s physical appearance or clothing
  • Extreme leering or staring in a sexually suggestive manner
  • Initiating or sharing sexually suggestive emails, websites, or photos
  • A supervisor who constantly finds a reason to brush up against an employee in a sexually suggestive manner
  • Intentionally disciplining a employee for being late when other employees are not similarly disciplined
  • Contact Dallas employment attorney Stacy Cole if you are the victim of a hostile work environment. Employment laws often have short deadlines. Contact a Dallas employment lawyer today if you have a claim for hostile work environment.

    Protection from Workplace Retaliation

    Both federal and state law prohibits and employer from discrimination against an employee who complains about discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, and other legally protected characteristics. If you have a claim for discrimination or workplace retaliation, contact Dallas employment lawyer Stacy Cole.

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