People depend on their jobs to earn a living, but suffering through workplace discrimination or harassment can make work unbearable or result in an unlawful termination.
At Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson, we don’t believe anyone should endure harassment or discrimination while earning an honest wage.
All employees have rights and our employment attorneys are here to protect them. If you’ve experienced workplace harassment or discrimination, don’t wait to reach out to an experienced employment lawyer.
What Qualifies as Discrimination or Harassment?
Workplace harassment is a type of employment discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines harassment as unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.
Generally speaking, workplace harassment becomes unlawful when/if the conduct becomes a condition of continued employment; or, the conduct produces a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.
Offensive conduct might include, but is not limited to:
- Inappropriate jokes
- Physical assaults or threats
- Ridicule or mockery
- Offensive objects or pictures
- Interference with work performance
Annoyances, isolated incidents, or an argument, generally, DO NOT qualify as harassment, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t contact help if you are in an uncomfortable situation.
Each case is unique, so we recommend contacting an employment lawyer for specific information about a potential claim.
Who Can File a Workplace Harassment or Discrimination Claim?
With few exceptions, most employees in Louisiana would be eligible to file, should a viable claim of workplace discrimination/harassment occur.
Employers with fewer than 20 employees, for example, may not be covered by certain state or federal anti-discrimination laws (i.e., age, disability, pregnancy, medical conditions, etc.).
Compassionate Representation for Louisiana Workers
Since 1969, our law firm has stood by workers and their families throughout the state of Louisiana. Our founders, James and William Cox, were union advocates in the 1960s and were well known for their expertise in workers’ compensation claims.
Our record of success is a testament to the exceptional legal talent that makes up the Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson team, which includes experienced injury lawyers and employment attorneys.
If you feel like you’ve been the victim of workplace harassment or discrimination, contact a lawyer as soon as possible to avoid complications that could adversely impact your claim.