ST. LOUIS HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT ATTORNEY

Unreasonable conduct by co-workers, managers, or supervisors that interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment is generally prohibited by federal law.

The determination of whether the conduct is sufficiently offensive, severe, or pervasive to constitute a hostile work environment must be made of a case-by-case basis.  While not all offensive conduct is actionable under law, there are certain types of conduct and situations where actions by a manager or co-worker that may rise to the level of a hostile work environment.  Examples of such situations are:

  • Commentary or joking of a sexual nature that you find offensive or unwelcome, including sexual advances or suggestive remarks;
  • Comments or questions about your sex life, body or clothing;
  • Displaying, posting or distributing emails, pictures, posters, magazines or other content of an explicit or sexual nature; or
  • Inappropriate touching, including kissing, hugging, patting, rubbing or intentionally brushing up against you.

If you have experienced a hostile work environment, contact a skilled hostile work environment attorney at Schaeffer Law to discuss your situation.  All discussions will be confidential.