Hostile Work Environments
Hostile work environments are not only limited to sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII protects employees from discrimination in the form of hostile work environments on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, national origin, disability, and religion. Regardless of the industry, you are employed in, everyone is entitled to a workplace that is free from illegal behavior and harassment of any kind.
Under both state and federal law, a hostile work environment promotes or permits discrimination against a particular employee or class of employees because of their age, race, sex, gender, national origin, disability, religion, or in retaliation for their complaints of discrimination. A hostile work environment can be created by a variety of situations, such as unfounded performance criticism, derogatory or offensive language, micromanaging, overly harsh feedback, being denied benefits provided to others, being ostracized from colleagues, excluded from meetings, or generally being treated worse than your coworkers.
Philadelphia Employment Lawyer | Hostile Work Environment
Do you work in Malvern, Plymouth Meeting, Blue Bell, Lansdale, Media, Doylestown, Exton, Downingtown, Newtown Square, Philadelphia, or the surrounding communities? Do you believe that you have been discriminated against, treated unfairly, or have been subjected to a hostile work environment? If so contact the lawyers of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC at 215-545-7676 today.
We pride ourselves on protecting the rights of employees and are available to help you understand your protections as a worker. Working in a hostile environment can be very stressful on an employee. It is in your best interest to contact the experienced employment lawyers of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC today.
Do not hesitate or push this situation off any further. It is our goal to fully investigate all of the details of your situation in order to get you a positive resolution. In the past, we have helped clients keep their jobs, receive unemployment, sue their employers, and be released from unpleasant work environments.
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Sexual Harassment in The Work Place
State and Federal laws exist to protect employees from unlawful discrimination, harassment, unfair wages, and hostile work environments. No one should have to work in an environment that promotes fear or intimidation.
When someone is sexually harassed at work, they may find themselves uncomfortable and unable to work effectively. Sexual harassment in the workplace can come in many forms and should not be tolerated by employers or employees. Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, sexual harassment is against the law.
Common forms of sexual harassment may include the following:
- an employee being offered a promotion or benefit in exchange for a sexual favor;
- unwanted sexual advances;
- demands for sexual favors; and
- inappropriate messages, jokes, comments, gestures, or pictures.
Both men and women can be victims of sexual harassment. Employers may also be held responsible for sexual harassment if they were aware of such sexual harassment and did nothing to stop it from occurring. It is also illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee who makes a complaint about sexual harassment.
Find a New Jersey and Pennsylvania Employment Lawyer Today
The lawyers of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC have represented many employees who are the victims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, denial of overtime, and many other unlawful acts.
The lawyers of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC have been recognized for their skill and dedication to protecting the rights of employees throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. You may be able to recover compensation for lost pay, lost benefits, the anguish and humiliation you suffered, as well as punitive damages. You may also recover compensation if you have been retaliated against for taking any action to stop the harassment.
For your convenience, we have two offices located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Moorestown, New Jersey.
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This page was last updated on April 18, 2017
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