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    The last thing that any employee deserves to experience is a hostile work environment. American employees are willing to work long hours, often for lower wages and fewer benefits than they deserve. But they cannot – and should not – tolerate discriminatory conduct by their co-workers or supervisors that is intimidating, hostile, or offensive.

    If you’re working in a hostile work environment, you should contact an Atlanta hostile work environment lawyer. The employment lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC will evaluate your case and advise you about the best course of action that you should take to improve your working conditions. If we believe that you have an actionable hostile work environment claim, we can help you negotiate a resolution with your employer. If your employer is not willing to negotiate with us in good faith, we can help you hold them accountable in court.

    Call us today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

    What Is A Hostile Work Environment?

    Hostile work environment cases are challenging because the victim has a relatively higher burden of proof compared to other types of discrimination and retaliation cases. For instance, simple teasing, offhand comments, and isolated incidents are generally not actionable hostile work environment claims. Instead, the victim must be able to demonstrate that the misconduct is so severe or pervasive that it would be offensive to any reasonable person. Additionally, the victim must prove that the misconduct was due to discrimination.

    In this day in age, it is rare to overhear racial and/or bigoted slurs in the workplace. Sexual harassment, on the other hand, is, unfortunately, still widespread. Sexual harassment includes fondling, suggestive remarks, sexually-suggestive photos, and inappropriate jokes.

    If you’re experiencing any of those forms of harassment on a recurring basis, you should contact an Atlanta hostile work environment lawyer. Your lawyer can help you file a Charge of Discrimination with the Atlanta Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Once you file that charge, the EEOC will notify your employer. If the harassment doesn’t stop at that point, or, if your employer retaliates against you for filing that charge, your lawyer will help you recover complete compensation for all of your losses.

    Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC Can Help

    If you are being forced to work in a discriminatory hostile work environment, we urge you to contact Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC. Our attorneys have successfully fought for the rights of American workers for over three decades. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve, including:

    • Emotional distress damages: a hostile work environment can cause the victim to suffer immense emotional distress. Victims have the right to recover compensation for their pain and suffering.
    • Doctor’s therapy bills: Many hostile work environment victims are so stressed that they have to seek treatment from psychiatrists or psychologists. Those medical providers can be pricey. Other victims have to be hospitalized for high blood pressure or other conditions related to workplace stress. Your lawyer can help you recover compensation to reimburse you for those out-of-pocket medical costs.
    • Lost pay and benefits: If you complained about your hostile work environment to your employer and they retaliated against you by demoting you, cutting your pay or benefits, or firing you, you can recover compensation for those losses.
    • Attorneys’ fees and costs can also usually be recovered in hostile work environment cases.

    Call us today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

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