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Hostile Work Environment

Minnesota Hostile Work Environment Lawyers

At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., of Bloomington, Minnesota, we zealously advocate on behalf of individuals who daily suffer in hostile work environments due to unwanted physical or verbal conduct based on protected class status.

Facing Workplace Harrassment? You Have Rights. Talk to Us.

We will work to show that you are being forced to work in a hostile work environment due to a protected status such as race, age, gender, disability, pregnancy or orientation. This can include:

  • Repeated comments about a person’s status (i.e. race, gender, age, disability, etc.)
  • Expressing negative stereotypes about that status
  • Derogatory verbal or physical conduct
  • Leering or staring in a suggestive manner
  • Remarks about looks, clothing or body parts
  • Unwanted physical contact or advances

Generally these are not isolated jokes or misunderstandings, but rather pervasive and widespread behaviors that affect the workplace atmosphere and cause a disruption in the individual’s ability to do his or her work.

The instigator of this must be singling the employee out, treating him or her differently from other workers due to a status. The instigator does not have to necessarily be the employer, but can also be a co-worker or non-employee.

Veterans are often at the brunt of such harassment also. Many employers discriminate against these individuals based on a perception that they will be unable to perform the role due to a psychological physical condition. Our lawyers work to protect the interests of these veterans, providing them the work environment and rights they are entitled.

If You Think You’re Facing a Hostile Work Environment, Call Us. We Can Help.

To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your work situation and the hostile work environment you are being forced to work in, please contact a Minnesota hostile work environment attorney at our law firm today at (952) 851-9500.