One of the things that I do as a White Plains Employment Attorney is to make sure employees who are employed and want to continue to be employed, are dealing with issues in the workplace. We have employees who have reported to us that their bosses are making derogatory comments about other employees to them and these comments are making them feel very uncomfortable. The question arises as to what the employee can do about that. As an experienced White Plains Employment Attorney I will work with the employee to take a look at the environment and what the employer’s policies and procedures are to encourage that employee to follow those policies and procedures and to attempt to resolve those issues internally.
In order to have a lawsuit you have to pursue those issues internally. You have to establish that these comments are severe and pervasive enough for a reason to be uncomfortable in that situation. So what we do is try to look at every part of the situation, look at the whole horizon and try to work with the employee to pursue an internal resolution with the employer. Sometimes that doesn’t work and then we have to look at whether a court will agree that the comments are so severe and pervasive that they create a hostile work environment. We will also discuss with the client what the options are including, filing a complaint in an administrative agency such as the new York state division of human rights or the EEOC, the United states equal employment opportunity commission, or pursuing a claim in court.
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This informational blog post was provided by Jane Gould, an experienced White Plains Employment Attorney.