Nothing is more unacceptable than feeling unsafe in the workplace. However, the unfortunate reality is that many individuals throughout the United States, even in this day and age, feel as though their safety is compromised when they punch in. We know how devastating this can be, which is why our Georgia employment rights attorney is here to help. If you believe that you are the wrongful victim of a hostile work environment, please continue reading and reach out to our firm today to learn more about what we can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I believe I am a victim of workplace harassment?
In many cases, if you believe that you are being harassed by a co-worker, simply informing your boss of the incident should be enough to make the behavior stop. That being said, in certain cases, it is not, and if you have already tried this and your employer seems complacent, it will cause a hostile work environment. This is unacceptable. If the harassment does not stop after informing your employer of the incident, you can hold that employer liable for harassment with the assistance of our experienced firm.
How can I put an end to a hostile work environment?
The first thing you must do is confirm that your incident(s) are truly those that qualify, in the eyes of the law, as harassment. In many cases, one rude comment from a co-worker will not qualify as harassment, as generally, harassment involves repetitive derogatory comments either dealing with gender, race, or other offensive comments. That being said, as an employee, you have protected classifications, including your gender, age, race, or disability, and if a co-worker or employer makes derogatory comments about any of those, you should do the following:
- Gather evidence, such as phone calls, videos, text messages, or any other form of evidence that show the harassment occurring.
- Inform your employer and show him or her the evidence. If your employer is the harasser, however, you should speak with Human Resources. If you do not have an HR department or your HR department doesn’t do anything about the harassment, contact our firm. Attorney Barrett has helped countless individuals just like you, and he is ready to do the same.
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