Louisiana Hostile Work Environment Lawyer

Louisiana workers have a right under both federal and state law to work in an environment that is free from illegal discrimination and harassment. Since 1993, James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C., has helped employees obtain the fair and just compensation they deserve after being the victim of abusive or abrasive employer behavior.

Employment law attorney James Arruebarrena has helped Louisiana workers protect their rights for nearly 20 years. He is a dedicated and aggressive advocate who helps employees fight back against employers that foster hostile work environments.

If possible, please call to consult Louisiana hostile work environment attorney Mr. Arruebarrena before quitting your job or taking action. He can advise you on the proper way of handling the situation and even help you draft a formal letter of protest.

What Is a Hostile Work Environment?

Employees are protected against discrimination based upon their sex, race, gender, national origin, religion and disability. Unfortunately, far too many employers still illegally discriminate when making a wide range of business decisions. Far too many also foster an environment where illegal harassment — including sexual harassment — is common.

A hostile work environment exists when illegal discrimination or harassment becomes so intolerable that it effects the terms and conditions of employment and sometimes no reasonable employee would have any choice other than to quit his or her job — being called stupid or incompetent does not qualify. To be a hostile environment claim you must show the hostility (usually negative statements such as the N-word or other racial slurs, sexual/vulgar comments, or acts such as displaying racially charged images) is based upon some type of prohibited discrimination. For example, you might allege gender-based harassment, or race-based harassment, or disability-based harassment and have a hostile environment claim. Because hostile environment claims usually occur while you are still employed, it is very important to complain in writing and point out that you feel the offending statements or acts are based on your race, gender, disability etc. If you experience retaliation after making such a complaint, call out office. Our firm is focused on protecting employees who are subjected to hostile work environments. Mr. Arruebarrena realizes the stress and hardship employees face when they are discriminated against or harassed. He is ready to fight on your behalf and help you hold your employer accountable.

If you were the victim of employer retaliation after formally complaining about a hostile work environment, it is important to contact our law firm immediately. Mr. Arruebarrena is ready to listen to your situation, protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.

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