Even if it seems unlikely that a hostile work environment
claim may be initiated at your company, employers can and should take careful steps to stop conduct at workplace holiday gatherings from getting out of hand.
Regardless of how Boyer-Liberto is ultimately resolved after en banc hearing, the case illustrates that even relatively isolated incidents of harassment can put employers at risk for hostile work environment
claims when the encounters involve actions or epithets that are inherently demeaning and intolerable to a particular class of employees.
The suit also alleged that ASU President Michael Crow denied her application in consultation with the provost and vice president for academic personnel and that he "instructed" senior administrators "to harass Amobi, create a hostile work environment
for her and devise a plan for terminating her.
11, attacks they were subjected to a hostile work environment
at Merrill Lynch.
In addition to unsafe buses, members of the Weslaco TSTA/NEA documented poor rest-room facilities and a hostile work environment
toward employees by supervisors.
on behalf of African American employees who were reportedly subjected to "a persistent racially hostile work environment
at the furniture plant.
In early 2006, City Controller Laura Chick audited the department and found low morale among women, rookies and minorities, and concerns about a hostile work environment
prevented employees from reporting bad behavior for fear of retaliation.
The lawsuit filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court against the Sutton Place Restaurant and Bar says Kristen McRedmond, aged 27, and Alexandria Lipton, 25, were subjected to orders to disclose and record their weight, sexual harassment and a hostile work environment
before they were fired in July.
a hostile work environment
and state law assault and battery claims.
Traditionally, once the conduct was determined to be based on gender, it then would be categorized as either quid pro quo sexual harassment or hostile work environment
In a decision that may have employers scrambling to rewrite their sexual harassment policies, the California Supreme Court has allowed two workers to bring sexual harassment claims against their employer because a supervisor's sexual favoritism of other women created a hostile work environment
But in a hostile work environment
no employment benefits need be lost or gained.
The court found that a "handful" of sexual comments that a male co-worker made to the employee, which were in the context of jokes as opposed to serious or threatening comments, did not rise to the level of a hostile work environment
under Title VII.
Racial and sexual jokes and slurs can create a hostile work environment
In Haynie v State of Michigan, the court held that a claim for hostile work environment
sexual harassment must be based on conduct that is sexual in nature, as opposed to being based merely on gender.