Hostile Work Environments
Employers have several duties to their employees. They must pay them for their services, provide a reasonably safe workplace, and treat employees fairly and without discrimination. Some employers, however, violate these duties, which may create a hostile work environment.
Often, a hostile work environment is a sign that an employer is breaking a labor law. If you are working in a hostile work environment, contact the Austin labor lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, today at 512-330-0017.
Causes of Hostile Work Environments
Employers may create hostile work environments through the ways they treat their employees or the way they allow employees to treat each other. In many cases, the actions that create hostile environments are illegal because they stem from discrimination, which violates U.S. labor laws.
This discrimination may stem from:
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
Discrimination on any of these grounds is illegal. More importantly, allowing discrimination or discriminatory actions in the workplace may create an atmosphere of bullying when the discrimination is repeated often, creating a hostile work environment. Victims of this recurring discrimination may be able to sue their employers for violating labor laws.
Contact an experienced Austin labor law attorney for more information about holding an employer accountable for creating a hostile workplace.
Your workplace should be free from discrimination and hostility. If you or someone you love works somewhere with a hostile work environment due to repeated discrimination or bullying, contact the Austin employment attorneys of The Melton Law Firm, at 512-330-0017 today to learn about filing a lawsuit.