Legal Question in Discrimination Law in New York

Can a employee who is being forced to take a demotion, who then resigns due to impending economic hardships inflicted by this change persue a "hostile work enviroment" case?

Asked on 8/04/10, 6:20 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Lawrence Silverman Law Offices of Lawrence Silverman, PC

"Hostile work environment" usually refers to illegal workplace harassment as a civil rights violation (perpetrated by co-workers in the workpace or by the emplyee's suprvisor(s)), targeting an employee based on that employee's gender (e.g, sexual harrassment) or race (e.g., racial slurs, offensive name calling, etc.) or the emploiyee's religion or the emplyee's ethnicity or nationality.

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Answered on 8/09/10, 6:45 pm

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