What Are My Options if I Am Facing a Hostile Work Environment?

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No matter who you are being harassed by, whether it be an employer, co-worker, or another person at your place of work, a hostile work environment can happen in the workplace. If you are facing this unfortunate situation, read on and reach out to our firm today to speak with a skilled and dedicated Chesterfield County hostile work environment attorney. Our firm will put in the work required to ensure you obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call today to get started.

What is a hostile work environment?

Unfortunately, individuals across the country have felt uncomfortable in their work environments. However, in order for a work environment to be considered hostile in the eyes of the law, there must be proof of consistent harassment based on a protected class. This means that one “joke,” no matter how rude or off-color, will not be considered harassment. This is because there must be a pattern of unacceptable behavior for it to be considered harassment. For instance, repeated unwanted sexual advances from an employer or co-worker should be deemed sexual harassment. No one should ever be made to feel unsafe, uncomfortable, or threatened in the workplace. If you are facing this horrible situation, you should retain the services of an experienced employment law attorney. Our firm is on your side and will fight for you and your rights.

What steps should I take if I was harassed in the workplace?

If you have been harassed in the workplace, it is crucial that you do not wait to take action to prevent the disliked conduct. The first step you should take is to report the harassment either to your Human Resources department or to your manager. If you have reported the harassment to either/both of these parties and the harassment still continues, or if the harassment is coming from your supervisor him/herself, you should reach out to a qualified employment attorney that can work to get you the justice you deserve. Our firm recognizes the stress this situation can induce. Your employer may not always look out for your best interests, but our firm does. Our firm can evaluate your case and decide whether you have a viable claim against your employer.


At Passero Employment Law, we understand it is difficult to confront problems in the workplace or face litigation. With that in mind, we take a solutions-oriented approach to our representation – focusing on the right process and the right solution for each of our clients. If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Virginia, you can count on Passero Employment Law to effectively represent your interests. If you would like to discuss your matter, please contact Passero Employment Law today.

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