Harassment and Hostile Work Environment
A hostile work environment claim arises when an employee suffers from workplace harassment because of the employee’s protected characteristic (i.e. gender, age, race, disability, etc.), thereby rendering the employee’s working conditions abusive and intolerable.
To sustain such a claim, the employee must demonstrate that:
- the complained of conduct would not have occurred but for the employee’s protected characteristic and
- the complained of conduct was severe or pervasive enough to make a reasonable person believe that the terms and conditions of their employment were altered and the work environment was hostile or abusive.
The Law Office of Frank A. Custode, LLC represents employees who have been subject to unlawful workplace harassment.