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Hostile Work Environment Attorneys in Birmingham, AL

To constitute a hostile work environment, the behavior must discriminate against a protected group of people.

That includes conduct based on race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

A common misconception is that a hostile work environment is a place that is generally unpleasant. While a bad boss may contribute to a poor workplace, a lack of perks is inconvenient and a loud coworker is obnoxious, they don’t constitute a hostile work environment.

For a work environment to be illegally hostile, it needs to go beyond minor inconveniences, casual joking, and general rudeness. For a place of employment to become a hostile work environment, there needs to be pervasive and continuing behavior and/or policies that may impede someone’s ability to perform their job because of the level of hostility and discomfort.

Examples of a hostile work environment:
  • Using slurs or insensitive terms.
  • Offensive, sexual, racist, or otherwise inappropriate joking.
  • Discussion of sexual activities, even if it’s not related to the people in the conversation.
  • Comments about the physical appearance of others.

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