This is the first post in a series where we will discuss how Atlanta, Georgia employees can protect themselves from a hostile work environment. We have decided to write on this topic due to the fact that many workers are unsure of their rights. Some may incorrectly think that their rights were violated when such is not the case and, also, some may not realize that their rights have in fact been violated. The goal of this series is to provide information which will help people to understand their options. We cannot stress enough the fact that you should contact an employment attorney immediately if you feel your rights have been infringed upon.
We will be addressing several subjects over our coming posts. Topics which we will address include:
- What constitutes a “hostile work environment”
- The process of bringing a claim against your employer
- Calculating your damages
- Conducting discovery in a lawsuit
- Taking your case to trial
These are important topics for several reasons. First, as mentioned above, many people have a different idea of what constitutes an unacceptable employment situation. Second, by knowing how to bring a claim you can ensure that you follow the process correctly and do not limit your options. Third, it is important to understand that your financial compensation is not a figure which is simply pulled from thin air; there are several considerations which go into calculating damages. Fourth, the discovery process is crucial in proving that harassment actually occurred. Finally, knowing what to expect at trial can help you to be prepared for the process.
If you are bringing a claim against your employer then you should not do so without legal representation. Failing to file the proper EEO claims, or not following certain technical requirements, may leave you barred from being able to recover. By hiring counsel you help to ensure that your rights are fully protected.
Our Atlanta employment lawyers assist Georgia and Federal workers who have been subjected to a hostile work environment. If you feel your rights have been violated then contact our office today to speak with an attorney. We also service Jonesboro, Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.