Hostile Work Environments Are Not Legal
No one should ever have to operate within the confines of a hostile work environment. The term “hostile” can mean many things, including physical hostility as well as hostility towards a person’s mental and psychological well-being. At Licata & Yeremenko, our team is standing by to help when you need to California hostile work environment attorney.
We have extensive experience helping clients throughout the Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County areas to get through these issues, stand up to employers, and get results. Let us get to work on your behalf today.
Hostile Work Environments: They Are More Than Just An Inconvenience
Almost every week, a news story comes out about a major company facing a lawsuit due to a “hostile work environment.” However, it may not be exactly clear what constitutes a hostile work environment in the first place. There are various ways that a hostile work environment can be created in California and throughout the country. In this state, employees are offered various protections under both federal and state law. At Licata & Yeremenko, our team has extensive experience handling cases in which an employee faces discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in the workplace because of their:
- Race or color
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
- Gender expression
- Pregnancy status
- Marital status
- Religion or Creed
Additionally, federal protections for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace are increasing, but California has a long history of offering strong protections in this arena.
Any employee who faces discrimination based on the reasons above will most certainly be operating in a hostile work environment. Any employee who experiences discrimination could certainly file complaints and/or lawsuits related to the discrimination as well as the hostile work environment these actions create.
Sexual Harassment And A Hostile Work Environment
Over the last few years, the #MeToo movement has swept across the country and revealed some of the most reprehensible actions that occur in the workplace related to sexual harassment. There is no denying that sexual harassment of any kind creates a hostile work environment, both for the victim of the harassment as well as others in the workplace.
Contact Our Attorneys Today
If you or somebody you care about has had to endure a hostile work environment due to illegal or discriminatory actions on the part of an employer, contact an attorney today. At Licata & Yeremenko, our dedicated and experienced team has the resources necessary to investigate your allegations and determine whether you are entitled to any of the following compensation:
- Lost wages
- Reinstatement to your job if applicable and if desired
- Possible promotion if warranted
- Court costs and legal fees
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against the employer
If you need a California hostile work environment attorney, we are here to help. Our attorneys have experience handling these cases. You can reach out to us on our website for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-783-5757.