Under both California and federal law, employees have the right to work in an environment free from unlawful harassment and discrimination. This includes freedom from harassment and discrimination based on sex, race, age, gender, religion, and other classifications protected under laws such as Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
When such harassment or discrimination becomes so pervasive or intolerable that a reasonable person would have no choice but to quit, then the workplace may be considered hostile and support legal action.
Hostile Work Environment Lawyers in Los Angeles
At the Law Offices of Rheuban & Gresen, our Los Angeles hostile work environment attorneys are committed to protecting the rights and interests of employees in Southern California. If you are being mistreated at work because of your race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, or another characteristic, we can help. Hostile workplace attorneys in Los Angeles Steven Rheuban and Solomon Gresen have more than 40 years of combined experience working with the laws and regulations that affect your rights as an employee.
We have the knowledge and experience to effectively handle your claim for termination based on hostile work environment. Contact us today for a confidential consultation and case evaluation. We handle most employment matters on a contingency fee basis — you pay no attorneys fees unless we obtain a successful resolution for your legal concerns.
Effectively Pursuing Hostile Work Environment Claims
While it is true that a single incident under very specific circumstances can alter the conditions of the workplace and support a constructive termination claim, hostile work environment claims are usually based on pervasive offensive behavior. Frequently, the incidents leading to a hostile work environment claim would not be actionable individually, but the ongoing pattern of offensive behavior makes the work environment so intolerable that a legal claim is viable.
It is important to note that ordinary differences, personal vendettas, rudeness, yelling, and other ordinary offensive behavior is insufficient to support a claim. The fact that your boss is terrible or your coworkers are incredibly unfriendly doesn't mean that you have a claim. If you are the constant target of harassment, such as racially-motivated comments or sexual innuendo, or abuse based on physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation you may have a hostile work environment claim. Before taking any action, such as quitting your job, discuss the situation with us.
Contact a Los Angeles Hostile Work Environment Lawyer Today!
If you believe you have a claim, contact our offices to discuss your potential claim with one of our experienced employment lawyers. Our Los Angeles hostile workplace attorneys can help you evaluate your claim and fully examine your options. Contact us through email or call us at 818.815.2727.