What Constitutes Unlawful Workplace Harassment?
Our Ohio workplace harassment attorneys explain
Chances are you're reading this page because you're being harassed at work. Unfortunately, not all forms of workplace harassment are illegal. Ultimately, only an experienced workplace harassment lawyer can explain whether what has happened to you constitutes unlawful harassment.
The attorneys at Nilges Draher LLC have extensive experience representing victims of unlawful workplace harassment. We have helped hold employers (and supervisors) accountable for their unlawful harassment. We can help you, too. Contact our firm today.
Are you being harassed at work?
No workplace is perfect. And some workplaces may (lawfully) require you to deal with rude bosses and co-workers and other unfavorable conditions. But what separates unlawful harassment or a hostile work environment from legal (even if unpleasant) working conditions?
To be unlawful, the harassment or mistreatment must be because of a characteristic protected by law. In other words, it may be unlawful if you are being mistreated by a supervisor or co-worker because of your:
- Gender or Gender Identity
- Age (over 40 years old)
- Sexual Orientation
- National Origin
- Complaining of unlawful conduct in the work place or your status as a whistleblower
What are you dealing with at work?
Harassment in the workplace designed to intimidate or punish an employee for an unlawful can take many forms. Talk to an attorney at our law firm right away if you're dealing with any of the following situations at work:
- You are being sexually harassed at work.
- Your co-workers constantly make sexually suggestive comments or off-color jokes and your supervisor does nothing about it.
- You are constantly verbally harassed at work because of your gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
- You have been harassed or demoted at work because you:
- Complained about unsafe work conditions
- Reported a workplace injury
- Attempted to join or form a union
- Reported being sexually harassed
- Reported a suspected violation of law occurring in your workplace
These are just a few examples of situations that can create a hostile work environment. You believe you may be a victim of unlawful harassment, we invite you to contact us today. An experienced workplace harassment attorney at our firm can explain your legal rights and options.