You Do Not Deserve A Hostile Work Environment
Most workers spend 40 or more hours every week at work. Those hours can feel like an eternity if they are spent in a hostile work environment. If your workplace is somewhere you dread going to due to discrimination, retaliation or other actions of your employer or coworkers, it is important to remember that you do not have to face this alone.
At Worth, Magee & Fisher, P.C., we have more than 60 years of experience representing people in Allentown, and throughout the Lehigh Valley. We value the personal dignity of our clients, and we will do everything in our power to achieve an outcome that protects your rights and allows you to move forward with your dignity and career intact.
Do You Have A Claim?
It would be wonderful if all employers and employees were committed to making the workplace a pleasant place to be, but that is not required by the law. In order to pursue a claim for a hostile work environment, there must be evidence of actions such as harassment or discrimination due to age, race, gender, ethnicity or disability, or acts of retaliation. This also applies when the workplace becomes so toxic due to the discrimination and harassment that you feel you have no option except to quit. This happens more than you would think and is known as a “constructive discharge.”
Even if you work for a small employer, chances are you are covered by state and federal laws that govern these issues. An employer only needs four employees to be subjected to the rules of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) and 50 for employees to receive federal protection.
If you believe your employer has created a hostile work environment or turned a blind eye to the illegal actions of other employees, it is in your best interests to discuss your situation with an attorney at our firm.
Legal Guidance From Experienced Employment Law Attorneys
Led by attorney Robert Magee, with over 30 years of experience, our team will make sure you understand all your rights and responsibilities throughout the process. This includes making sure you have exhausted internal resources, such as your company’s HR procedures, and helping you file a claim with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) and PHRC in order to preserve your ability to go to court.
You do not have to live with the dread of going into a hostile work environment. We can help. Contact us today to speak our Allentown workplace harassment lawyers about your situation and possible legal remedies.