No employee should ever be subjected to a hostile work environment, but unfortunately, this is something that many have to endure on a daily basis. That said, there are certain specific qualifications for what may actually constitute a hostile work environment and whether an employee may have a valid claim against their employer here in the state of California. If you believe you’re being subjected to this treatment, you need a seasoned Los Angeles hostile work environment lawyer in your corner. Contact RD Law Group today to learn more about how we can assist you.
We believe that every employee has a right to exercise their legal rights when mistreated in the workplace. Not only can doing so help them get compensated and ensure justice is served, but it can also prevent such a thing from ever happening again within a given company. That said, you should only bring a hostile work environment claim with the assistance of a competent Los Angeles County employment lawyer who can effectively advocate for you.
A hostile work environment is typically either created or enabled by management/supervisors, and it promotes an unethical, sometimes even unlawful culture within a workplace. Some things that can create a hostile work environment are acts of sexual or other harassment, making rude or off-color jokes repeatedly, and overall contributing to an environment that causes an employee to feel threatened, unsafe, or unwelcome. If we can prove that your employer has created a hostile work environment that affects your ability to do your job, you should have a valid claim.
If you are faced with discrimination or harassment in the workplace, you should speak with an attorney who can first assess the specifics of your case. From there, as long as your attorney believes you have a valid claim, he or she will file a claim either with the state-based California Department of Fair Employment and Housing or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
You should understand that these claims are time-sensitive; you will have to file your claim with the DFEH within three years of the date the last incident of harassment or discrimination occurred. Waiting longer than three years will likely cause the statute of limitations to expire. Also, note that you only have 180 days to file a claim with the EEOC, so no matter which entity you file with, the sooner you do so, the better.
The bottom line is that if you believe you are being subjected to a hostile work environment, the time to act is now. Our firm has fought for countless employees just like you over the years, and we’re prepared to go to battle for you as well. Contact RD Law Group today to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team.
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