Factors Used to Determine a Hostile Work Environment

Sexual harassment can come in many forms, one of which is a hostile work environment. If you are unsure about whether your workplace in California falls into this category, it can be a good idea to learn about the factors that are used to make this determination. We at the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton have outlined the basics about this topic and can fight for your rights if you are a victim of this type of harassment.

According to WorkplaceFairness.org, a court will have to take several factors into consideration before deciding whether or not your work environment is hostile. One of the many questions you will need to give an answer to is how often the offensive conduct was repeated. To strengthen your case, it is a good idea to keep a log of what type of conduct, verbal or physical, happened on which dates. This will allow you to verify the frequency of the offenses to the court.

You will also need to prove that an intimidating or hostile work environment was created by the actions mentioned. Detail how this conduct has interfered with your work performance or made it more difficult to complete assignments.

In addition to noting the types and dates of offenses, you should also record if other workers joined in the harassment and whether it was solely aimed at you or other individuals as well. For more information about what constitutes a hostile work environment and what you can do about it, please visit our web page.