Google Screened

Are You in the Healthcare Field?

Find Out How We Can Help »
[et_social_follow icon_style="slide" icon_shape="rectangle" icons_location="top" col_number="1" outer_color="dark"]
Millions Recovered For Our Clients No Fees Unless We Win
Sexual Harassment CEO

Philadelphia Harassment Lawyers

Harassment in the Workplace

Harassment on the job, in any form, creates a hostile work environment. The emotions a hostile environment can stir up may include fear, anxiety, worry, and embarrassment. None of these are conducive to doing your job well. It is the responsibility of your employer to create and maintain a work environment that supports your best efforts, which in turn allows you to grow in confidence and skill.

Hostile Work Environment

A “hostile work environment” is a form of unlawful discrimination. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the harasser may be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area of the company, an agent of the employer, a co-worker, or a non-employee, such as a client or a vendor. Anyone who is affected by the harassment may be considered a victim, even if they were not the target of the harassment.

Harassment may come in many forms, including:

  • Ridicule or mockery
  • Insulting or demeaning comments
  • Offensive jokes
  • Slurs
  • Name-calling
  • Intimidation
  • Threats
  • Offensive objects or pictures
  • Interference with work efforts
  • Physical assaults

Typically, people associate unlawful harassment with sexual harassment, but the law also protects you from harassment on the basis of your race, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, marital status, arrest and conviction record, or your membership in any other protected class. In general, for a situation to be considered serious enough for unlawful harassment, the words or actions in question must be sufficiently severe or pervasive to make a reasonable person in your protected group believe that the work environment was different enough and that an unfriendly or abusive tone was created.

Here are a few examples of what could constitute harassment:

  • Emails that contain offensive jokes or images related to race, religion, or sex
  • Imitating someone’s accent in a derogatory way
  • Making comments about someone’s disability or age
  • Repeatedly requesting dates or sexual favors
  • Unwanted touching of a person or their clothing
  • Wearing clothing with offensive images or language
  • Playing music with degrading lyrics
  • Much more

You should not have to tolerate a hostile work environment of any kind. Philadelphia harassment lawyers at The Gold Law Firm P.C.. can help to clarify and define what harassment and a hostile work environment can include. Please call us today at 215-569-1999 or contact us online for an assessment of your sexual, other unlawful harassment, or hostile work environment claim with a qualified member of our legal team.

2019 American Trail Lawyers badge
Lead Counsel Rated
life time achievement
million dollar advocates badge
AV Peer Review Rated
Philly Happening
Top one badge
Silver Client Champion Award 2020
super lawyers badge

As Seen On

avvo Martindale Justia FindLaw
© 2024 Sidney L. Gold and Associates, P.C. All rights reserved. [ Site Map | Privacy Policy ]

Attorney Advertising Materials. Sidney L. Gold is responsible for the content of this website. This website is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

Website Accessibility: Sidney L. Gold & Associates P.C. is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually working to improve the accessibility of all content on our website and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

* The awards and accolades displayed on this website were issued to the attorneys, or the entire law firm by the respective providers of these honors. They are as follows, Avvo Inc., Super Lawyers®, Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated, ASLA Top 100 Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers, Bar Register Preeminent Lawyer, Happening List Winner, BBB Accredited Business, National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1 Percent, America's Top 100 Attorneys, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for law and policy, Best Lawyers, Lead Counsel Rated, Top Employment Lawyers in Philadelphia, Association of American Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Silver. No aspect of these advertisements have been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.