Hostile Work Environment

Many people believe that any uncomfortable orĀ “hostile” situation at work constitutes a Hostile Work Environment. According to Washington law, however, that uncomfortable situation must concern age, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, honorably discharged veteran status, military status, race, religion, or sex. It is not enough that someone at work makes you feel uncomfortable, even if it is your manager or boss. There also has to be some kind of notice to the company, either because a manager/supervisor is engaging in the conduct or because you made a complaint to a manager/supervisor or Human Resources. Contact us if you believe you’ve been the victim of a hostile work environment so we can walk through the elements to see if your situation meets the requirements of Washington law.