Am I in a Hostile Work Environment?
Under the law, having co-workers who are merely rude or unpleasant is not grounds for legal action. It only becomes illegal when they cross the line into hostile. You may be facing a hostile work environment if you are facing abuse on the basis of gender, race, or another protected trait. You may also have grounds for a suit if your bad treatment is pervasive, persistent, and causes enough fear and anxiety to interfere with your job.
If you have more questions on hostile work environments, contact Austin employment lawyers The Melton Law Firm at (512) 330-0017.