Constructive Discharge Based Upon a Hostile Work Environment
When persistent harassment in the workplace cause work conditions to become so intolerable that any reasonable person would feel it necessary to quit or resign, an employee may likely file a constructive discharge claim against his or her former employer. In many ways, constructive discharge may be understood as an aggravation of hostile work environment conditions; typically, the harassment and discrimination that might otherwise indicate a hostile work environment must be even more pervasive and of greater severity to be recognized as conditions for constructive discharge.
Recovering Damages Related to Constructive Discharge
The sudden and unfair loss of employment is enough to put anyone in a compromising financial situation; our Austin legal team is prepared to help you build a legal strategy intended to help you recover any damages related to your constructive discharge, including:
- The fees associated with your legal representation
- Any past or future loss of income
- Associated pain and suffering
In addition to these damages, employees who are forced into a constructive discharge situation as the result of a hostile work environment may choose to pursue punitive damages against their former employers in an effort to prevent any further abuses.
Consult with an Austin Constructive Discharge Attorney
At The Melton Law Firm, our Austin constructive discharge attorneys are prepared to help you hold your former employer financially responsible for any damages related to your constructive discharge. To discuss the particulars of your case with one of our employment lawyers, please call our Austin offices at (512) 330-0017 today.