Discrimination and harassment in the workplace can come in many forms, and although such misconduct can sometimes be overt, it can be subtle or even concealed. If you feel your employer or its agents have created a hostile work environment, which has been defined as a pervasive atmosphere of severe or unwelcome working conditions that interfere with an employee’s work performance or create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment, you may be a victim of workplace harassment.
Some of the most common types of harassment claims are based on:
- Sexual Orientation/Gender Identification
- Religion/National origin
- Marital Status
- Veteran Status
Many people may believe that sexual harassment is the one and only type of harassment that can happen to employees. In reality, sexual harassment is perhaps one of the most common forms of harassing behavior, but it is by far not the only one. In fact, many federal, state, and local government anti-discrimination laws have very specific provisions prohibiting harassment for what are sometimes very unique classes of individuals.
If you feel that you have been harassed in the workplace, contact The Rizzo Law Firm for help. Call today for a free initial consultation and an honest and accurate case assessment.
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