Riverside Attorney to File Hostile Workplace Environment Lawsuit
The County of Riverside has a population of more than 2.36 million people. Nearly 1 million of these people—981,103 residents—are employees actively working. In general, employees are comfortable in their workplaces. Some might not like the work they do or wish they could find a better job, but overall their work environment is normal. Unfortunately, some work environments can be hostile and can cause the affected employees high levels of distress. Some employers mistreat employees and invite other employees to do the same. If you have repeatedly been mistreated in your workplace by your boss or a coworker, you must take action. Hostility at work should never be allowed. Are you aware of your rights as an employee? Many do not have the necessary information regarding employee rights because of a language barrier. This same language barrier prevents employees from seeking legal assistance. If you are looking for a Spanish speaking attorney in Riverside, Corona, or Moreno Valley contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible. An attorney that can speak Spanish with expertise in workplace hostile work environment cases will guide you through the legal process, answer all of your questions, and fight for your rights as an employee. Our Spanish law firm in Riverside will take your case; we also represent victimized employees in Corona and Moreno Valley.
The following sections will provide general information regarding filing a lawsuit for a hostile workplace environment. However, you should not use the information provided in place of the information a workplace bullying attorney in Riverside would give you during a consultation. Our Riverside hostile workplace lawyers who can speak Spanish will give you details that pertain specifically to your case. You must contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible.
California Law Regarding Hostile Workplace Environments
In California, all employees have rights in the workplace. California law prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, political affiliations, and military status. Any form of harassment based on a victim’s protected status that is unwelcome can lead to a hostile work environment. Here are a few examples of incidents that can lead to an intimidating work environment:
- Open discussion of sexual activities
- Jokes based on the victim’s protected status
- Comments based on the victim’s physical appearance
- Inappropriate gestures and language
Being the victim of a single incident listed above is not enough to have grounds for legal action against your employer. Why is that? Sometimes, these one-time incidents are unintentional and are followed up with apologies. If you have found that you are repeatedly the target of comments or jokes based on any of the state-protected statuses, you might have a case. Contact a lawyer that speaks Spanish as soon as possible at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group.
What is a Hostile Work Environment?
If one-time incidents cannot be considered a hostile work environment, what can? Conduct that leads to a hostile work environment is characterized by two things:
- It should be subjectively abusive to the victim.
- It should be objectively severe and pervasive.
Undoubtedly, the victim affected by the conduct should feel the hostility and abuse. However, a reasonable person should be able to objectively identify that the conduct in question is both severe and pervasive, creating a hostile work environment. Other factors that affect whether the situation is considered to be a hostile work environment include the following:
- The frequency and severity of the incidents
- Whether the incident was a physical threat, humiliation, or offensive speech
- The incident’s effect on the victim’s work performance and psychological well-being
- The status of the party responsible (supervisor or boss, for example)
If you believe you have been victimized in a hostile work environment, you must seek legal advice. Do not allow your boss to keep intimidating you; take action and contact a law firm as soon as possible.
Can I Sue My Employer for Creating a Hostile Work Environment?
The short answer is yes, we can sue your employer. In many cases, the hostile work environment is caused by other employees, not your employer. In those cases, it is the employer’s responsibility to take action to end the intimidating conduct. But what your employer is the one causing the hostility? In that case, you might be confused about how to approach the situation. What do you do? Who do you go to? If your employer is the one causing the hostile work environment, can you sue him or her?
Yes, you can sue your employer. In California, victims of workplace hostility can file complaints against employers with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Complaints must be filed with the DFEH within one year of the last incident. An investigator will contact the claimant for additional information to help the department decide whether to investigate the case. Upon investigation, the DFEH will attempt resolution. If the investigation does not identify a violation of California law, the DFEH will end the investigation. On the other hand, if a violation exists, the department will attempt mediation. If mediation fails, the department will file a lawsuit against the employer. If you are not interested in filing a claim and going through the DFEH’s process, you can file an independent lawsuit with the help of a Riverside attorney who can speak Spanish with experience in hostile work environment cases. Contact the California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible to begin a lawsuit against your employer.
California Employment Attorneys Group—Ready to Help
If you have been victimized in your workplace anywhere in Riverside, Corona, or Moreno Valley, you need to take legal action and file a workplace bullying lawsuit. Our law firm has fought and continues to fight for the rights of employees in Riverside and throughout California. You should not be forced to work in an abusive work environment; let us help you file a hostile job environment lawsuit and sue your boss. You must contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible. Do you speak a language other than English? If so, you should not worry. If you don’t speak English, you can contact our Spanish-speaking employment attorneys. A Spanish speaking hostile work environment lawyer in Riverside, California will provide legal assistance in your preferred language.
California Employment Attorneys Group understands the stress of the discrimination or harassment caused by the intimidating work environment. Our legal team knows that you might hesitate to seek legal assistance. Because of this, we aim to make legal assistance as accessible as possible. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group provides the victims of hostile work environments with free consultations and free second opinions. During your free consultation, you can expect a lawyer in Riverside to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns about filing a hostile workplace environment lawsuit in California. We guarantee that you will leave your free consultation feeling confident in pursuing legal action against your boss. If you already have an attorney with another law firm, you might be interested in receiving a free second opinion from a hostile workplace environment attorney in Riverside, Corona, or Moreno Valley. Consider your experience with your current attorney. Did your attorney rush through your consultation? Do you feel like your attorney failed to give you relevant information, leaving you to look for your own answers? Is your current attorney experienced in hostile work environment claims? Unfortunately, many attorneys rush through consultations and entire cases to increase their numbers. However, this results in attorneys overlooking or neglecting essential information that can affect the outcome of a lawsuit. Additionally, if your current attorney does not have extensive experience with hostile work environment lawsuits, he or she should not be handling your case at all. Do not risk the result of your lawsuit; you need an experienced Spanish-speaking attorney to sue your employer for a hostile work environment. Our Spanish speaking hostile work environment attorneys will never rush through your case; we will always cover every angle no matter how long it takes.
California Employment Attorneys Group is committed to all clients. We demonstrate our commitment through our Zero-Fee guarantee that ensures that you will never have to pay any upfront fees for our legal services. Since our law firm is strictly based on contingency, you will not have to pay anything until our attorneys win the lawsuit against your employer. You must contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group today to schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion at your earliest convenience.