Hostile and intimidating workplace
Hostile work environment harassment refers to an unstable or dangerous workplace created when an employee suffers repeated workplace harassment.
The harassing conduct unreasonably interferes with the victim’s work performance or creates what a reasonable person would find an objectively hostile or offensive work environment.
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If harassment is reported, and the employee suffers consequences as a result, that employee not only may have a legal claim for harassment but retaliation as well. Instead, the conduct must be so objectively offensive as to change the conditions of the person’s employment whether as a result of a tangible employment action or is sufficiently severe or pervasive enough to create a hostile work environment.If you feel you are being harassed, one way to try to resolve the problem is to tell the harasser to stop.Federal laws such as the Civil Rights Act, the American Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and state laws provide legal protection from being subjected to a hostile work environment.Examples of Hostile Work Environment Include: There are many negative consequences that can result from working in a place with a hostile work environment.