Indianapolis Attorneys Handling Harassment Claims
You Have A Right To A Safe And Comfortable Work Environment
No one wants to go to work when his or her co-workers are rude, insulting or openly hostile. A joke may be funny once but when it and similar comments are repeated and obviously directed toward you to make you uncomfortable, that is considered harassment in the workplace. Federal law requires that employers provide a safe work environment for their employees. This includes not feeling threatened by your co-workers. If you are dealing with harassment in your workplace, talk to our Indianapolis lawyers. They are very experienced in handling harassment claims.
The Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC, is the largest and most experienced employment litigation firm in Indiana representing employees. John H. Haskin has been practicing for more than 36 years and has successfully resolved legal conflicts for clients all over Indiana. Our attorneys have brought cases before federal and state employment commissions and before a judge and jury.
What Constitutes Harassment?
Harassment is considered to be any pervasive activity directed toward one or more individuals of a protected class that interferes with their work performance, creates a hostile work environment or results in a change in the employee’s work status if the harassment is the result of retaliation or discrimination by a supervisor or manager.
Harassment can be directed at you because of your:
Most people think of sexual harassment in the workplace, but anyone in these protected classes can be harassed. Harassment may come in the form of insults, bullying, offensive jokes, pictures, pranks, threats or violence, or any other behavior meant to intimidate or demean the individual on the receiving end.
All companies are required to have a way for employees to report harassment, and they are required to correct and prevent unlawful harassment within the workplace. If you have followed the appropriate policies and your employer does not act on your harassment report, you can, and should, bring a lawsuit against it. In addition, an employer is not allowed to retaliate against you for filing a complaint or bringing a lawsuit. If this occurs, we can help.