Can My Boss Be Mean to Me, or Yell at Me at Work in Jupiter, Florida?
Unfortunately, there is no express Anti-Workplace Bullying act or law currently in effect in Florida. While some laws may prohibit workplace violence, such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act, or protect two or more employees who band together to improve the conditions of the workplace, like the National Labor Relations Act, the applicability of these laws depends on the circumstances. In many situations, rude actions by your boss or coworker may not be illegal. Some bosses may simply lack efficient and effective communication and management skills to deal with employees. A boss’ mean treatment towards you may not always rise to the level of creating a hostile work environment or workplace harassment. The question of whether you have the right to take action against your employer or whether you have other legal recourse available to you depends on the specific context and circumstances involved in your situation.
If you believe you are the victim of workplace harassment or abuse, you may have a claim against your employer under federal employment laws, Florida employment statutes, and/or the constitution. Click here to learn more about workplace harassment and hostile environments, or contact the of Scott Wagner and Associates, P.A. to schedule a consultation. We offer telephonic consultations and video teleconferencing through Skype and FaceTime in addition to meeting with you in our offices.
Hostile Work Environments and Workplace Harassment
Certain federal and state employment laws protect the rights of employees to work in a safe workplace free from harassment or abuse.
For example, if your boss makes racially-focused comments about you or your coworkers, you may have rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and/or Florida’s Civil Rights Act. It is illegal to harass employees based on their gender, age, pregnancy, color, race, national origin, medical condition, sexual orientation, or disability. Continued abuseby your employer or boss that is based on any of these attributes may constitute a hostile workplace claim against your employer.
To bolster your claim, witnesses and other evidence that the conduct has been ongoing, persistent, and unwarranted is helpful.
Experienced Jupiter, FL, Employment and Labor Law Attorneys
Determining if your situation meets the definition of hostile workplace environment and/or discrimination due to employer’s actions can be complicated. An experienced Florida labor lawyer who understand your rights and who have extensive knowledge of the laws governing employer-employee relationships can help.
If you are being abused at work, our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys are dedicated to providing you the support and skilled legal representation you need. Contact us online or call our offices at (561) 653-0008 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your legal rights.