If the behavior and conduct of fellow employees, supervisors or your employer have created a hostile work environment, you can receive help with protecting your legal rights by contacting a Salt Lake City employment attorney from Haymore Law. We provide dedicated legal representation to employees whose daily routine is disrupted and made unbearable by discrimination, derogatory remarks and sexual harassment, and are committed to achieving the best possible results for our clients. If you have received threats, intimidation, offensive language or name calling, you may have grounds for a lawsuit, as well as if the actions of co-workers make you dread coming to work.
Rule R477-15 of the Utah Administrative Code prohibits all types of harassment in the workplace, including conduct which is unwelcome, pervasive, demeaning, ridiculing, derisive, or coercive, and results in a hostile, offensive, or intimidating work environment. The law provides for discipline of employees who perpetrate such harassment regardless of whether it occurs after scheduled work hours or outside of the location of work. It is a condition of this rule that the hostile actions be based on the victim's race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or sex, also referred to as "protected class." As soon as you file your complaint, the person who has been harassing you is prohibited from further communicating with you about the situation. You are encouraged to document every aspect of the situation as early as possible, while your memory is still fresh.
Your employer is required to make an immediate investigation of any complaints regarding a hostile work environment and to take appropriate action to resolve the situation. If you have been threatened with any form of discipline, such as demotion, having your hours or your wages cut or being fired, an attorney from our firm can represent you in a whistleblower claim. In the event that you have lost your job in retaliation for speaking up about harassment, we can help you take legal action over wrongful termination, with the goal of recovering damages and possibly being reinstated to your position.
Contact a Salt Lake City employment attorney when you are ready to take action to defend your rights against a hostile work environment.