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Everyone deserves to have a workplace that is free from hostility and harassment. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. When you need a hostile work environment attorney in Los Angeles, you can count on the team at the Azadian Law Group, PC, we are ready to help you get through this. Let our knowledgeable and experienced team investigate what happened so we can work to secure the compensation you truly deserve.

What makes a workplace hostile?

The term hostile work environment can be confusing. We want to make this clear – a hostile work environment can affect a person’s entire life. There are many ways that a workplace can become hostile. Sometimes it is hostile to a group of people and sometimes just to an individual.

Workers are afforded significant protections under both federal and state law. In many cases, a hostile work environment is created when a person is discriminated against based on their:

Workplace discrimination shows up in many forms and can start as early as the application process. Discrimination can extend to wage and promotion decisions, layoffs, disciplinary processes, and more.

Sexual harassment is hostile

Any kind of sexual harassment or abuse in the workplace is hostile, and it happens in all industries at every income level. Even though the “Me Too” movement has brought many of these issues to our attention, there is still work to be done.

  • According to NPR, 38% of women in the workplace have reported being sexually harassed.

We know this problem is more widespread than the official reports. Many women and men choose not to report instances of workplace sexual abuse or harassment because they feat retaliation form their coworkers or employer.

LGBTQ issues in the workplace

While federal law does not afford strong protections for LGBTQ community members when it comes to hiring and employment, California law does. Nobody should face a hostile work environment because of their sexuality or gender identity.

What we will do now to help

It does not matter who you are, what you look like, or who you love – you should never be subject to a hostile work environment. If you or a loved one need help, the Azadian Law Group, PC is ready to step in on your behalf. Our dedicated and skilled team will investigate all aspects of your case. Our goal is to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for the wrongs you have encountered. This can include:

  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Recovery of lost wages and benefits
  • Reinstatement or promotion if necessary
  • Compensation for any needed counseling
  • Possible punitive damages against those responsible

When you need a Los Angeles hostile work environment attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 213-229-9031.

Los Angeles Hostile Work Environment Attorney (FAQ)

Nobody should have to worry about experiencing discrimination of a hostile work environment when they go to work each day. However, we know that workers in every industry can face difficulties. Often, what a worker experiences in these cases are illegal. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we are here to help workers. Today, we want to answer questions about what constitutes a hostile work environment and what you can do about it. When you need a Los Angeles hostile work environment attorney, call us today.

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The term “hostile work environment” can be various different things, and there are many ways a workplace can become hostile. Workers in California are afforded protections under both federal and state law. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we handle many of these cases when a person has been discriminated based on their:

  • Race and color
  • Nationality
  • Sexual orientation
  • Pregnancy status
  • Marital status
  • Gender identity
  • Disability
  • Religion or creed
  • Age

Please note that California law affords strong protections to workers in the LGBTQ community, even though the federal government does not do so at this time.

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Yes, sexual harassment does make a workplace hostile, and it is illegal. Workplace sexual harassment happens in every industry and at every socioeconomic level. The #MeToo movement has shown us just how detrimental sexual harassment in the workplace can be. An NPR study says that 38% of women have reported being sexually harassed in the workplace.

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When we turn to the latest reporting year of data from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), we can see that there were nearly 80,000 charges brought by the federal government against employers.

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A hostile work environment affects a persons financial, emotional, and psychological well-being. Many people choose to leave their jobs rather than put up with the types of discrimination and behavior they experience on a daily basis at work. Others choose to stay and endure the behavior because they cannot leave their job. Continued discrimination and hostility can prevent a person from job advancement and pay promotions. Over time, a victim’s mental health can be affected, leading to depression, anxiety, and mental health illnesses. Mental health can dramatically affect a person’s physical health.

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Hostile work environments affect not only our emotional and psychological well-being, but they also affect our earnings. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, our goal is to prove your case and move to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Recovery of lost wages and benefits
  • Reinstatement or promotion if necessary or desired
  • Compensation for any counseling you need
  • Possible punitive damages against those responsible

When you need a Los Angeles hostile work environment attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 213-229-9031.

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