Category Archives: Hostile Work Environment

NY Metal Company sued for Racial Discrimination

Endless Racial Remarks reported to the EEOC Buffalo, NY – Frontier Hot-Dip Galvanizind a lawsuit alleging a hostile work environment on the basis of race. The metal coating company denies the allegations brought forth by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and plans to defend their business “vigorously.” The alleged hostile work environment, according to… Read more »

NJ Police Officers sue for Sexual Harassment

Twin Police Officers link to Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit New Jersey – Twin police officers, Angel and Luis Santiago, were named in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in Cumberland County on behalf of five female officers who alleged they were subjected to “a plethora of sexual harassment” on the basis of gender. The sexual… Read more »

US Labor Department updated Sex Discrimination Regulations for the First Time in 40 Years.

Women make up over 50 percent of the population in the United States and are a significant part of the workforce. Yet, discrimination based on gender (sex discrimination) remains prevalent. As an employment attorney, practicing for over 21 years, I (among many others) have been trying to eradicate this problem from our society while constantly… Read more »

Appeals Court holds that isolated Incidents of Harassment can be sufficient for Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit

For a very long time, the 4th Circuit had set a very high standard holding that a hostile work environment claim cannot survive unless it was pervasive and on-going. This year, the 4th Circuit finally reversed itself and reinstated a former cocktail waitress’s hostile work environment and retaliation lawsuit, stating that isolated incidents of verbal… Read more »

WHAT CONSTITUTES AS “PROTECTED ACTIVITY” UNDER TITLE VII?

Hostile work environment occurs when harassment or unlawful discrimination creates an offensive, oppressive, or distressing atmosphere for an employee. It is illegal for an employer to allow a hostile work environment to persist, and if it does, they may be found liable. The courts do not consider all incidents that make an individual uncomfortable as… Read more »