Despite many advances in today’s workplaces when it comes to discrimination and harassment, the fact is that these issues have not disappeared. It is not uncommon for workers to experience discrimination or harassment based on their race, gender, disabilities or even age. If a worker in Colorado experiences harassment in the workplace, it can be a drain, leaving the worker feeling frustrated, angry and, possibly, trapped. So, what should you know about harassment in the workplace and your options for taking action?
Well, for starters, it is important to point out that, as noted on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website, the harassment in question must be persistent and severe enough that it would make a reasonable person believe that the workplace has become hostile, abusive or intimidating. Obviously, that is a somewhat subjective standard. Any given situation that might involve harassment is likely to be completely different from others. However, if you believe you are experiencing persistent and severe harassment in the workplace, you may be able to take action.
Holding employers accountable
At our law firm, we understand that many employees are uncertain about how or when to consider their legal options when it comes to potential harassment in the workplace. Perhaps you feel like you might be “overreacting.” Or, maybe you think the harassment in question is temporary and will stop if you just “ignore it.” Just be sure you understand – you may be able to take action to stop the harassment and even protect your job.
For more information, please visit the discrimination and harassment overview section of our law firm’s website. We work with our clients to attempt to help them find the best approach to address any instances of harassment in the workplace.