Hostile Work Environment Cases

Hostile Work Environment Cases in Chicago

Employment Attorney Serving Chicago, IL

A hostile work environment may be defined as a workplace where an employee is subjected to harassment or unwarranted treatment, creating an environment where the employee feels threatened or intimidated. Discrimination based on a protected category such as race or 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 a few examples of a hostile work environment:

  • An employee who is assigned far more difficult assignments or less favorable assignments that employees who perform the same or similar work because of her nationality.
  • An environment where racial slurs are passed verbally or via email.
  • An employee who is subjected to sexist statements or jokes An employee who is harassed by co-workers on a regular basis because she has reported illegal conduct in the workplace.
  • An employee who is harassed by co-workers on a regular basis because she has reported illegal conduct in the workplace.

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.

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