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What Is A Hostile Work Environment?

Practitioners of sexual harassment make life miserable for their victims, turning workdays into nightmares. One of the most common forms of sexual harassment is a hostile work environment, a toxic atmosphere that inflicts untold pain and humiliation on people who are just trying to work and earn a living.

In the context of sexual harassment, a hostile work environment includes elements such as:

  • Unwanted touching and sexual advances
  • Crude jokes and comments
  • Sexually explicit pictures and other media

In a sexual harassment case, a single incident may not constitute a hostile work environment. However, if the environment persists over time, detrimentally affects the employee, and is known about or should be known about by management, the employee likely has cause for legal action. You should not have to quit your job or spend your day trying to avoid the sexual misconduct. That is not fair and the law gives you the right to be free from that!

If you have been subjected to a hostile work environment, you don’t have to fight this legal battle alone. Attorney Amy Crossan and the experienced legal team at Bouchillon, Crossan & Colburn, L.C., are here to help you understand your rights and options. Asserting your legal rights can be a first step in helping you to heal from the effects of the sexual misconduct. We are tireless advocates for victims of sexual harassment and other unlawful employer practices in Huntington and throughout West Virginia.

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Contact an experienced employment lawyer at Bouchillon, Crossan & Colburn, L.C., to discuss your workplace harassment claim. The consultation is free and confidential. You can contact our law offices online or by telephone at 304-521-4636.