What Constitutes a Hostile Working Environment in CA?
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What Constitutes a Hostile Working Environment in California?

What Constitutes a Hostile Working Environment in California?

At Manukyan Law Firm, our Glendale employment law attorney knows a hostile work environment is legally defined in California as a workplace where inappropriate conduct of supervisors or coworkers has created a severe or pervasive harassing, a discriminatory, or abusive environment that intimidates one or more employees.

We also know this definition can be blurred to reflect workplace scenarios where different personalities collide. The reality is, no matter where you work in California, not everyone is going to get along all the time. Unfortunately, differing opinions, rude coworkers, or even unpleasant conditions may not rise to the legal definition of a hostile work environment.

Our employment law attorneys in Los Angeles County can help you determine whether your rights are being violated, so you can pursue the proper legal remedy for your specific workplace circumstances.

What are the Most Common Examples of a Hostile Workplace in California?

A hostile work environment exists when the harassment is so severe and pervasive that it alters one or more employees’ ability to do their job.

Some of the most common examples of a hostile work environment in California may include, but are not limited to:

  • Discrimination is based on a protected category.
  • Making unwanted comments on physical appearances.
  • Telling offensive jokes about people who belong to protected categories.
  • Using slurs or insensitive terms.
  • Displaying racist or sexually inappropriate pictures.
  • Discussing sex acts or using sexually suggestive language.
  • Making inappropriate gestures.
  • Unwanted touching.
  • Sabotaging an employee’s work or career.

This is not an exhaustive list of conditions that create a hostile work environment. If your employer knew about the hostile behavior but did not adequately intervene, or failed to investigate and address the issue, you do not have to suffer the consequences. We can help.

If you have questions about any unlawful behavior that is impacting your ability to do your job in any California workplace, contact our trusted employment law attorneys in Glendale by calling (818) 559-4444 or contact us. today.

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