Employers know that racial, gender or ethnic slurs can be the basis for an employee’s claim of a hostile work environment, discrimination and/or harassment. However, they may not realize that political, religious, or social commentary can also be the basis for workplace harassment. An employer’s liability for such workplace harassment can depend on the status of the harasser and the victim to each other.
Partner Keith Leonard goes in-depth on this topic is his most recent ACtion Magazine column.
The lawyers at Leonard Sciolla have assisted clients with a variety of employment matters, including legal compliance and discrimination and harassment issues. For any employment matters, contact partners John Leonard, Keith Leonard, or Paul Schultz at (215) 567-1530 or (856) 273-6679.
Published April 18, 2017