As an employee, you probably work alongside your coworkers for 30 or 40 hours each week. With this said, it’s understandable that personalities may clash and disagreements within the workplace may occur. Problems of this nature typically blow over after a few days, in which employees maintain a cordial relationship. But sometimes, serious tension can arise between two people in the office. And if one person goes out of his way to make life miserable for the other, this can be a form of employee harassment.
No employee deserves to be the victim of harassment. Whether the harassment occurs on a daily basis or only a few times a week, it’s wrong and employers should have policies in place to ensure a safe and comfortable work environment.
Employee harassment can take many forms, and a common form is verbal abuse. Does your employee yell or angrily use profanity when speaking with you? Do you deal with name-calling? Does your employee belittle or intimidate you? Are you the victim of unwanted sexual advances?
Maybe you’ve asked the employee to stop his or her actions, but to no avail. A hostile work environment can contribute to poor performance, plus trigger stress and low self-esteem.
If you’re the victim of employee harassment, you have rights. We believe in holding employees (or employers) accountable for their actions. Contact us today at 1-800-874-2284 and speak with one of our experienced attorneys.
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