Hostile work environment is when a worker’s protected class is why a work environment is offensive or hostile. Harassment (sometimes spelled harrassment or harrasment) goes hand-in-hand with hostile work environment. Oregon law has a number of protected classes. By example only, sex, sexual orientation, gender, race, color, age, disability, pregnancy, national origin and religion are some examples of protected classes.
Hostile work environment is always wrong. In order to determine if you have been subject to unlawful hostile work environment, you should contact an experienced employment lawyer who handles workplace disputes. Our law firm is made up of workplace lawyers who handle employment disputes, charges and lawsuits. Please feel free to contact our law firm at 503-987-0000. There is no charge for the phone call.
Many workers wonder who can cause a hostile work environment. Managers, supervisors, coworkers and third parties like vendors or customers all could contribute to a hostile work environment. The circumstances of each case are different so it is important to evaluate with an experienced workplace lawyer whether what is occurring at your work is hostile work environment.
Reviewing documents, speaking with witness and other investigative efforts are usually taken by a hostile work environment lawyer in order to help determine whether unlawful conduct occurred and whether a charge or lawsuit is appropriate.
Hostile work environment also occurs at the same time as other forms of discrimination, such as unfair workplace treatment. Examples of unfair workplace treatment include but are not limited to, unfair firing, discipline, wages, work schedules, job tasks or job responsibilities. Denial of promotion and rules applied unfairly are also examples of discrimination.
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