Job Harassment Lawyers That Fight For Your Rights
Are you a victim of workplace bullying? Maybe this would be your first encounter with the term but, believe it or not, it may have been happening right under your nose for a long time now or worse—you may be a victim of it. Maybe you know it by its other name: job harassment.
Like childhood bullying in school or in the playground, job harassment is the tendency of individuals or groups to use persistent aggressive behavior against a co-worker. It can include such tactics as verbal, nonverbal, psychological, physical abuse and humiliation. This type of aggression is particularly difficult because unlike the typical forms of school bullying, workplace harassers often operate within the established rules and policies of their company.
The Many Forms of Employment Harassment at Workplace
Job Harassment in the workplace takes a variety of forms such as:
- Being rude or hostile
- Talking down to subordinates and/or peers
- Screaming or cursing
- Destruction of co-employee's property or work product
- Character assassination
- Spreading malicious rumors
- Withholding appropriate resources and amenities from employees
- Deliberately excluding a co-worker from social interactions (social rejection or ostracism)
- Physical assault
Laws Prohibiting Workplace Bullying
Although most US states operate under the doctrine of at-will employment (which allows an employer to fire someone for any reason or even no reason at all), this does not mean that you are at the mercy of your boss' whims and that if he or she does not like you—tough luck.
American workers have gained significant legal leverage through the implementation of antidiscrimination, harassment, workplace safety and union-protection laws.
If you feel that you have been harassed on the basis of your sex, race, national origin, ethnic background, or any other legally protected characteristic, you may have the right to sue your employer for creating an abusive work environment that endangers public health.
You have the right to work in an environment free from harassment and your employer has the responsibility to make it so for all his or her workers.
Job Harassment Lawyers That Fight For You
You do not have to deal with workplace harassment alone. One of our qualified New York harassment lawyers here at Levine & Blit can give you legal advice and support during such a difficult time.
Call Levine & Blit today at (212) 967-3000 for a FREE telephone evaluation of your case or fill out the form to get in touch with one of our attorneys.