Harassment in the workplace is illegal in the United States. When an employee is harassed through actions such as threats, intimidation or unwelcome verbal or physical conduct, a hostile work environment is created. The harassment may also come from a co-worker or from a non-employee. Harassment affects the employee and interferes with his/her performance.
The Orlando harassment lawyers of LaBar Adams have helped numerous individuals recover monetary damages from unscrupulous employers. Our harassment attorneys have helped right the injustice suffered by many at the hands of such employers.
The law makes it illegal to wrongfully harass an employee. For example, the law makes it illegal to harass an employee because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, handicap, marital status, genetic information, serious health condition, or that person is a service member. These are known as “protected classes” and there are numerous other “protected classes” under the law that make it illegal to terminate someone.
Harassers can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, or a co-worker. Although the law does not prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe it creates a hostile or offensive work environment.
Orlando Harassment Attorneys Aggressively Defend Employees’ Legal Rights
If you have been harassed in the workplace because of your race, age, sex or because you belong to any other protected class, please contact our Orlando employment law attorneys at LaBar Adams for a free consultation. Workplace harassment cases are complex and require an attorney with a lot of knowledge and experience in this type of cases. We have helped many employees in the past and would be honored to help you too. The law protects you against retaliation from your employer! Call us today! We will aggressively defend your rights! We value your privacy and will keep your information confidential.