Many incidents of sexual harassment develop into hostile work environments. These hostile environments generally result when individuals reject unwanted sexual advances. The harassment becomes more aggressive and entirely disrupts the work environment.
The Americans with Disabilities Act provides protection to workers to stop employers from exhibiting any kind of discrimination against them during the hiring process, when they are on the job, and when dismissing them among many other aspects of work. Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodation when it does not cause undue hardship on the business.
The wage gap between men and women has made headlines throughout the last ten years with female employees in all industries talking about the income challenge. However, a recent study found the gap may be even more pronounced in high-earning fields, such as medicine or finance.
Workplace harassment can come in many forms and Kentuckians who are subjected to it should be aware that they have rights when they believe their jobs are impacted by it. Some incidents are more unusual than others. When there is an issue at work regardless of its catalyst, the worker should not hesitate in seeking legal advice. A lawsuit can put an end to various forms of illegal behavior whether it is sexual harassment, religious discrimination, wrongful termination and more. It can also lead to compensation.
There are some employers who foster a work atmosphere where employees believe they could be subject to retaliation for filing a worker’s compensation claim.