Age-Based Hostile Work Environments
When age harassment becomes so pervasive and persistent that you no longer feel capable of performing your job functions, it is likely that your employer has either directly created or not taken measures to prevent a hostile work environment. Employers who allow a hostile work environment may be held liable for any damages associated with your discrimination. Our Austin employment lawyers do everything we can to hold employers liable for their actions, and we may be able to work on your behalf.
Circumstances for Austin Age-Based Hostile Work Environments
Typically, for age discrimination to create a hostile work environment, you must demonstrate that the following four criteria have been met:
- You are over the age of 40
- Because of your age, you were subjected to persistent harassment, verbal or physical
- The very nature of your harassment created a work environment that would be objectively interpreted as intimidating, hostile, or offensive
- Your employer either participated in the harassment, or was aware and did nothing to prevent it
No one should have to work under such dire circumstances. Fortunately, however, there are legal options for recourse. An employment lawyer in Austin can fight on your behalf to hold your employer financially responsible for the discrimination you have endured.
Consult With an Austin Age-Based Hostile Work Environment Lawyer
At The Melton Law Firm, our Austin age-based hostile work environment lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of all Austin workers. We believe that every work place should be held to the equal-opportunity standards set by the law. To discuss the particulars of your workplace atmosphere with one of our lawyers, please call our Austin offices at (512) 330-0017 today.