Putting An End To Hostile Work Environments
When the actions or words of a boss, manager or fellow co-worker create a harassing atmosphere, you may be able to bring a hostile work environment claim against your employer. Mere personality differences are not enough to show a hostile work environment. However, if the workplace environment is discriminatory or harassing enough that it impedes your ability to effectively do your job, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
At the Law Office of Jose G. Gonzalez, our attorneys have more than 35 years of combined experience handling employment law issues throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas. To schedule an initial consultation with us, call 956-731-4324.
What Makes A Workplace Hostile?
In order to prove that a workplace environment is hostile, there must be ample evidence of harassment or discrimination. Random or isolated incidents are not sufficient to prove a claim. The offending behavior must be severe, pervasive and have occurred over a period of time. If the behavior involves something more than offhand remarks and occasional crude behavior, you may have a strong hostile workplace claim.
You Do Not Have To Be The Target Of The Harassment
Because workplace discrimination laws are designed to protect and ensure a safe working environment for all employees, you do not necessarily have to be the target of the offending behavior in order to file a hostile work environment claim. If you are the witness to offending behavior or speech, and it is so severe and ongoing that it impedes your ability to successfully do your job, you may have a strong case.
Contact Us For Help With Employment Law Issues In Texas
We can review your situation and let you know whether you have a strong hostile work environment claim. To schedule an appointment to discuss your case, call 956-731-4324. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your message promptly. From our office location in McAllen, we serve clients throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.