Long Island Hostile Work Environment Attorneys
Hostile Work Environment
New York Hostile Work Environment Lawyer Representing Clients on Long Island
Nobody should have to do their job in a Long Island workplace where they are facing a hostile work environment.
Both New York state and federal law provide protections against harassment in the workplace and allow an employee to file a claim when they are in a hostile work environment. It is critical for Long Island employees to understand that a hostile work environment can develop from different forms of harassment. While hostile work environments certain can be created when there is sexual harassment in the workplace, almost any type of harassment can develop into a hostile work environment over time.
To learn more about filing a hostile work environment claim, or to have one of our Long Island hostile work environment attorneys assess your case, you should get in touch with a lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we are committed to representing employees in a wide variety of hostile work environment claims.
What is a Hostile Work Environment?
A hostile work environment is unlawful, and it results from harassment in the workplace. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), harassment is defined as “a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The EEOC explains further that harassment is unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, or genetic information.
In addition to federal law, the New York State Human Rights Law also protects employees from harassment arising out of unlawful discrimination, and state law provides more protections than does federal law. In addition to the forms of discrimination described above by the EEOC, New York state law also expressly and explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Under both federal and state law, sexual harassment is an unlawful form of sex discrimination.
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Sometimes these “Jekyll and Hyde” switches occur because a superior learned something about a subordinate that then caused him or her to have a negative bias, like the employee was of a certain religion or sexual orientation. Sometimes the reason is more obvious, like a bias against people of a certain race, being male or female, a woman becoming pregnant or people with disabilities.
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