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Workplace Harassment – Do I Have a Case?

Professional harassment attorneys can help guide you with confidence through the legal system while ensuring that your rights are being protected

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There are many federal and state laws that protect every worker from different types of harassment inside the workplace. In today’s world it is not just sexually based offenses that are the only discriminatory violations in many places. There are many forms of harassment that can be addressed by employees through an experienced attorney at Shaw Kreizer Trial and Injury Attorneys.

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Discrimination is strictly prohibited in Workplace. Pixabay

If you are experiencing types of discrimination that is making your workplace a hostile environment for you, it is vital that you consult with a professional to review your rights. Discrimination has many forms:

Age                              Sex                              Gender                        Disability

Religion                       Nationality                   Pregnancy                   Right to Work

If you are being denied a job placement, a deserved raise in pay, refused access to services or promotions based on any of these facts, you are experiencing illegal and immoral discrimination. Your value as an employee should not be reflective of any factors other than your work performance evaluations and your value to the company.

The most common and feared issue with filing a complaint about workplace harassment is the fear of retaliation from supervisors or coworkers. No one should fear standing up for their legal rights because of the potential to be cast out as a likely troublemaker. Times are rapidly changing (hopefully for the better) in the modern workplace and we are seeing employee-friendly environments, but it’s not happening fast enough.

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It is important for an employee to be aware of his or her rights. Pixabay

On the darker side of harassment there can be some devastating personal effects from refusing unwanted sexual advancements or suggested perks on the job. These types of incidents are not only highly illegal and rigidly immoral, but they can cause serious damage to their targets. Imagine not wanting to go to work for fear of being groped, humiliated or even fired for not participating in sexual favors for a superior.

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Each employee has the right to not only file a complaint in-house, but to also consult a professional harassment attorney to make them aware of their legal rights. In these types of cases, you can file for damages covering the suffering that these acts have caused you. Damages can cover things such as:

  • Lost wages from wrongful dismissal
  • Missed time due to fear of a toxic workplace environment
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of holiday pay/time
  • Punitive damages

There is no one, male or female, of any race or religion that should fear going into their workplace because of the immoral way that they are being treated. Not only can it have long lasting effects, but it can negatively affect the entire workplace environment.

If you are uncomfortable going in to work, if you have been denied basic rights in your workplace because of a filed complaint or if you have been inappropriately interacted with especially by a superior, you may have a case for a harassment suit.

All workers are entitled to basic rights under the law. Pixabay

Professional harassment attorneys can help guide you with confidence through the legal system while ensuring that your rights are being protected. Dealing with harassment issues in the workplace can be a lonely and intimidating road to walk alone, so get yourself some guidance from professionals that have your best legal and personal interests in mind.

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5 Tips to Work Efficiently at your Workplace

Tips to bring wellbeing at workplace

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While you work at your workplace, follow these tips for wellbeing at office. Pixabay

Environments that combine comfort, function and emotional satisfaction can inspire people to do their best work as well as increase productivity, satisfaction and engagement.

A recent study by Gallup showed that worldwide, 87 per cent of employed people are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work, which means that they’re emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and thus less likely to be productive.

Sometimes these disengaged employees are outright toxic to the organisation. The cost is high for countries as well as companies. In the US alone, Gallup estimates that the cost of disengaged employees could be between $450-$550 billion per year.

Based on the research, Praveen Rawal, Managing Director, Steelcase India, South East, shares few tips for bringing wellbeing into the workplace:

1. Loosen up

For people to work comfortably, feet don’t always have to be on the floor. Relaxed postures can still support their productivity.

2. Allow for alone

Most people toggle between introverted and extroverted modes throughout their workday. Spaces that allow people to escape, ponder and disconnect support cognitive and emotional wellbeing.

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Disconnecting yourself while you work at your workplace can help reduce stress. Pixabay

3. Create choices

One person’s lounge can be another person’s workstation. A range of settings and support for transitions can accommodate different work styles and postures.

4. Put nature to work

Bring wellbeing to the office by providing the option for people to work outside. Fresh air and natural light are refreshing, and it’s been proven that working outdoors or near natural light improves creativity, productivity and engagement.

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5. Create an unplug zone

A space with zero connectivity to wi-fi and power will encourage people to have face time with each other, read a book or rest their eyes. (IANS)