Can a public entity be liable for a hostile work environment?

Answer A public entity can be held liable for allowing speech that creates a hostile work environment. Speech is considered hostile if it targets race, sex, religion, nationality, age, disability or veter... Read More »

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How to Document a Hostile Work Environment?

Under U.S. federal law, certain employees are allowed to file suit against their employer if they face regular harassment based on their status as a member of a protected group, such as one defined... Read More »

How to Survive a Hostile Work Environment?

Have you ever left work on Friday, come back Monday and wondered what happened in the interim? And even though you can't find anything in particular, you can feel the mud has been slung... Working ... Read More »

What is a hostile work environment?

Many of us complain about an annoying coworker or the overbearing boss, but knowing when annoying behavior crosses the line into harassment is important. While there are no laws specifically addre... Read More »

Is a hostile work environment a tort?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits actions in the workplace such as harassment, discrimination, inappropriate contact and preferential treatment which may cause an employee to feel intimidated,... Read More »