Workplace harassment can be blatant, in your face, abuse or, more likely, it can be a subtle buzz of bullying that makes you question reporting it. Harassing conduct can be verbal or physical and it can be coming from a co-worker, supervisor, or even a customer. No matter the form or extent, it is important to remember that harassment is never acceptable and can negatively impact an individual as well as the entire workplace environment.
Below are just a few examples of workplace harassment…
Verbal harassment is one of the most common types of harassment and can include jokes, innuendos, slurs, name-calling and insults, among other things.
Physical harassment is less common but can be more severe than verbal harassment. It can include conduct such as hitting, pushing, or groping.
This type of workplace harassment occurs when a supervisor uses their position of authority to subject employees to discriminatory conduct, leaving the employee feeling trapped and vulnerable.
Co-workers have the ability to intimidate each other and create a hostile work environment. Their behavior can be as damaging and illegal as a harassing supervisor.
Again, these are just a few examples of workplace harassment. Every situation is unique. Whether it equates to a level of illegal discrimination will be based upon the specifics of the case.
If you believe that you have or are currently suffering from workplace harassment, then we can help. Pamela Branch, and her team at PJB Law, will evaluate your situation and help you determine the best path forward for resolution and peace of mind as possible. To learn more about Harassment Claims, request an appointment online or give us a call at 804-250-5205. We look forward to working with you!