Intimidating work environment
To explore this concept, consider the following When an individual in the workplace feels scared, intimidated, or uncomfortable due to abuse or intimidation by a coworker, it creates what is called a hostile work environment.
While any number of behaviors might create a hostile work environment, any conduct or actions that create an environment in which an employee dreads going to work is generally seen to create such a setting.
When investigating allegations of sexual harassment, looks at the whole record: the circumstances, such as the nature of the sexual advances, and the context in which the alleged incidents occurred.
Laws governing harassment and discrimination in the workplace are civil in nature, meaning that a victim has the right to file a civil lawsuit if any of these laws have been violated.
A few days later, after human services had apparently spoken to Alonzo, he began leaving notes on her car, and one day showed up at her son’s little league game, making a point to sit near Julia and make suggestive comments to her.
Julia then became scared that Alonzo might do something to harm her or her children, so she made a police report.
It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
The EEOC also investigates reports of retaliation against an employee who has filed a complaint of discrimination or hostile work environment.