Occurs More Than We Think
Harassment at work comes in various forms: sexual, racial, religion, gender and the list goes on. In a newly released study, up to 60% of workers have experienced race or ethnicity harassment at the workplace. The study also found that up to 58% of LGBT workers have heard derogatory comments about sexual orientation or gender identity.
Workplace harassment can include anything that creates a hostile work environment. This includes: jokes, name calling, physical assaults or threats, unwanted sexual attention and intimidation. It also includes: insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work performance.
The people who engage in harassment can be in management, a co-worker, or even a non-employee, such as a vendor or client.
Sadly, roughly 3 out of 4 workers in the study who experienced harassment never even talked to a supervisor, manager, or union representative about the illegal conduct.
The first step to ending workplace harassment is to speak up about it. Call The Holloway Firm today at (678) 390-3503 to set up a free consultation to discuss your rights.
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