Hostile Work Environment
New York Employment Lawyers
If you are dealing with a hostile work environment, Nisar Law Group, P.C. can provide diligent representation. Attorney Mahir Nisar and our New York employment lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in employment law issues. We stay up to date on federal and state laws, and have helped numerous clients reach successful solutions.
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What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment?
If a mean boss or rude coworker makes your job difficult, this does not necessarily mean you have a hostile work environment. In order to legally file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), your working environment must meet several conditions. Our New York employment lawyers can analyze your situation and determine if you are the victim of a hostile work environment. We will help you file the necessary documents and tenaciously represent you from start to finish.
In order for a work environment to be considered hostile, it must meet several requirements:
- The behavior is discriminatory against a protected classification
- The behavior is severe and pervasive over a long period of time
- The behavior makes it impossible or nearly impossible to perform work duties
- The employer knows about the behavior and refuses to intervene
Minor discretions, such as a crude remark by a supervisor or other coworker, should be reported to your company’s Human Resources department for investigation and resolution. However, if the problem persists, causes long-term stress, and hinders your ability to work, you may be suffering from a hostile work environment.
Furthermore, discrimination on the basis of personal characteristics, such as race, religion, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, age, gender, or sexual orientation, is strictly prohibited under federal law. If you are suffering from a hostile working environment, you can file a complaint with the EEOC to seek relief.
Steps to Take If You Are the Victim of Harassment
Harassment at your workplace is illegal. You should keep a written record of every instance of harassment or discrimination. It is important to keep this information in a safe place, and to write down the time, date, and specific details of the harassment or discrimination. Along with witness statements and other documentation, this can provide helpful evidence for your case.
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Hostile work environments make it difficult for employees to perform their job duties. Furthermore, harassment or discrimination is strictly illegal. If you are suffering from a hostile work environment, and your employer or Human Resources department has failed to provide a solution, Nisar Law Group, P.C. can help. Attorney Mahir Nisar has years of experience representing clients in cases dealing with EEOC regulations and hostile work environments. Our team of New York employment lawyers will advocate for your rights as you pursue a favorable outcome.
Contact our office today to discuss your case with one of our compassionate attorneys.