If ever we needed a better name for a legal concept, “hostile workplace” is it.
When wording your grievance, be specific about what’s going on.
It's not fair or sufficient to call someone a bully or state that you are being harassed, without offering evidence.
Knowing the rules and definitions of offensive conduct will help you word your grievance correctly when claiming you have been subjected to a hostile environment.
Follow a standard business memo format when writing your grievance.
The site also includes contact information for liaisons who can direct you to more information and resources.
It is the responsibility of us all to contribute to a positive workplace environment where we can feel respected and safe.Start by reviewing your company’s policies related to harassment, bullying, discrimination and workplace climate.If you are in a labor union, read your contractual bargaining agreement.Determine if the incidents you are experiencing fall under the definitions of a hostile environment.The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states that a hostile environment includes crude jokes, name calling, insults, ridicule, verbal threats, physical assault and objectionable images that disrupt the workplace, for instance.Since I started three weeks ago, he has called me insulting names, such as airhead, blondie and tubby.