Hostile Work Environment
Employment Attorney Serving Chicago, IL
A hostile work environment may be defined as a workplace where an employee is subjected to harassment or unfair treatment, creating an environment where the employee feels threatened or intimidated. Both discrimination and
sexual harassment may create a hostile work environment. An employee may also experience a hostile work environment after attempting or threatening to report illegal conduct, such as
age discrimination. Following are some examples of hostile work environments:
- An employee who is treated differently by her supervisor because of her nationality. The employee may be given tougher job assignments or may be paid less than other employees who perform the same or similar work.
- An environment where racial slurs are passed verbally or via email.
- An employee who is improperly touched by a co-worker or manager, despite his/her communication that the conduct is unwanted.
- An employee who is harassed by co-workers on a regular basis because she has reported illegal conduct in the workplace.
If you have experienced any of these situations or feel mistreated or unsafe at work, a Chicago employment lawyer at the Law Offices of Fern Trevino may be able to help you.
Discrimination, Retaliation and Unfair Treatment in the Workplace
If you are experiencing a hostile work environment, you may feel like quitting your job. Before you quit, speak with a Chicago employment law attorney and find out more about your available options. If you quit, you may be unable to get unemployment benefits and your resignation may negatively impact the value of any claim you may have. An attorney from the firm can provide sound guidance that will help you make the right decision.
Contact a Chicago employment attorney at the Law Offices of Fern Trevino to discuss your concerns about a hostile work environment.