A hostile work environment is something that every workplace should avoid. Unfortunately, however, thousands of employees each year are left wondering whether they should bring harassment at work lawsuits due to a hostile work environment.
Dealing with workplace harassment can have severe impacts on employees, from physical effects to emotional trauma. To make matters worse, the process of suing for harassment in the workplace can often feel like an uphill battle.
While it may feel isolating and overwhelming to even think about filing a workplace harassment lawsuit, know you are not alone.
If you are considering suing for harassment at work, contact an attorney today.
Employment law attorney Joseph Farzam of the Farzam Law Firm has served clients in need for over 20 years. When you hire our team, we will at all times be an advocate in your corner as we fight for your rights. Contact us today to begin the process of taking a stand against workplace harassment.
How Do I Know Whether I Have a Potential Workplace Harassment Lawsuit?
Workplace harassment is a form of employment discrimination that can take many forms. Examples of workplace harassment include unwelcome conduct in the workplace based on:
- Sexual orientation, or
Unwelcome physical acts or verbal comments, and unwanted advances can all constitute harassment. As a general matter, minor annoyances and isolated incidents may not rise to the level of harassment for purposes of filing a lawsuit. However, if the conduct becomes constant and pervasive enough to create a hostile or intimidating work environment, it may be time to consider filing a workplace harassment lawsuit.
Additionally, it is unlawful to “retaliate” against an individual because they report workplace harassment or discrimination. Retaliation is any adverse action against an employee, including termination, salary reduction, or changes in job duties or work schedules. Thus, attorneys that handle wrongful termination cases can also be a great asset to your workplace harassment case.
How an Attorney Can Help
Workplace harassment cases are complicated and can be very fact-intensive. Frequently, the success of your case will depend on what you can prove. For this reason, it is important to have a strong advocate in your corner who can provide you with your best chance of success.
An experienced employment law attorney can help you:
- Gather crucial evidence;
- Interview and obtain testimony from key parties and witnesses;
- Calculate your potential damages;
- Negotiate with opposing parties; and
- Prepare to take your case to trial when necessary.
Each case is different, but one thing is almost always true—having a lawyer on your side can simplify the process while improving your chances of success.
Contact Farzam Law Firm Today
If you are looking for a lawyer for employment termination or workplace harassment, the Farzam Law Firm is standing by and ready to help.
Lead attorney Joseph Farzam is a tried and true trial attorney with over 20 years of experience handling complex legal disputes, helping his clients recover millions of dollars. And while specific results are never guaranteed, the Farzam Law Firm will be a zealous advocate for you and your rights throughout the entirety of your workplace harassment lawsuit.
If you have questions about your case, contact our team for a free consultation to see how we can help you move forward.