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How to prove a hostile work environment?

How to prove a hostile work environment

Harassment at the workplace comes in many forms; it is much more than inappropriate touching or making “quid pro quo” offers for continued employment. As per federal law, harassment at work includes the creation of a hostile work environment. A workplace is termed “hostile” when an individual or group of individuals are harassed or bullied because of their protected characteristics. As per the hostile work environment law to prove an intimidating work environment, you will have to gather sufficient evidence proving the offensive and intimidating conduct to EEOC which is a federal agency. What is the hostile work environment law? In the United...

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Signs of a hostile work environment

Signs of a hostile work environment

As per a study, one in five people in the United States has experienced a hostile work environment once in their lifetime. So what do you mean by a hostile work environment? Some people say that having a bad or rude boss means a hostile work environment. Whereas some belief having a rude coworker or failure to qualify for a promotion due to discrimination or not receiving the deserving perks, privileges, benefits, and recognition can lead to a hostile workplace. Yes, all of the above-mentioned issues do contribute to creating an environment that is not friendly or supportive of the employees. Such an...

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Ways to prevent workplace discrimination

Ways to prevent workplace discrimination

Workplace discrimination is a burning issue faced by employers every day. Treating a person unfairly or displaying any kind of prejudice is termed as discrimination. Different types of workplace discrimination may make the employee feel unsafe and uncomfortable. This feeling of prejudice or discrimination can have an adverse impact on the psychological well being of the employee and can impact the overall performance at work. Now, more than ever, right from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies everyone is working towards eliminating any form of workplace harassment, workplace bullying, or discrimination. Though there are well-defined workplace discrimination laws in place, most...

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How to File a Car Accident Lawsuit

Single Vehicle Car accident

As per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 94 percent of the car accident cases, human error is the prime reason. If you or your family member has been involved in a car accident and has been hurt because of the negligence of the other driver, then their insurance company is liable to pay for all your damages including medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, etc. However, there are many instances when the insurance company offers to pay lesser than expected or are not ready to cover the long term losses. In such instances, you will need to file a car...

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Types of Workplace harassment and how to fight them

Workplace harassment

Incidents of workplace harassment are commonly heard, such incidents can have an adverse impact on a good job, making the work environment toxic and unbearable. Most of the time such harassment incidents are not reported as the victims are unsure what actually qualifies as workplace harassment and what they can do to stop it or fight it. People can be subjected to different types of workplace harassment while at work. Harassment is any form of undesirable or unpleasant conduct by a manager, coworker, business associate, or customer. Depending on the circumstances, this form of offensive behavior may be unlawful and punishable. What is...

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How to sue a doctor for Medical malpractice

How to sue a doctor for Medical malpractice

Patients or families of patients who have been injured or hurt because of receiving inappropriate medical treatment or as a result of mistaken diagnosis by a professional medical provider like a doctor, nurse, technician or hospital, can file a medical malpractice case. Continue reading this post to know How to sue a doctor for medical malpractice. One can measure whether the medical provider was negligent or failed to provide appropriate care and diagnosis when one can prove that the patient would have received better care or appropriate diagnosis from other medical providers under similar conditions or circumstances. In most instances, medical care providers’ are...

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Fighting Police Brutality and Misconduct

California Police Brutality

We all know and agree that Police officers have very difficult jobs. They are responsible for maintaining peace in their communities and they may have to take instant decisions in serious situations. Most of the police officers are dedicated to their job and are fair in handling the suspects. But there are few officers who take law in their own hand. They may misuse their power, discriminate, use excessive force or use weapons in unwanted situations. It is important that you as a resident or citizen of the USA know your rights and options to deal with police brutality. What is Police...

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When are quadriplegic injuries eligible for lawsuit claims?

When are quadriplegic injuries eligible for lawsuit claims?

Each year around 250,000 to 300,000 people end up sustaining some kind of spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries are critical and traumatic; nearly 50% of the spinal cord injuries end up in quadriplegia. If you or your family member has become a quadriplegic because of these injuries, depending on the circumstances of sustaining the spinal injuries you can file a lawsuit and receive compensation. You can contact us at Khashan Law Firm today and consult our experienced lawyers who specialize in handling quadriplegic injured victim’s cases. What is a Quadriplegic Injury? When there is an injury to the spinal cord which affects some...

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Benefits of Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney

Benefits of Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney

Facing the death of a loved one is very difficult, particularly if you lost your loved one due to someone else’s negligence. If your family member was killed in a workplace accident or a car crash, the employer or the driver of the other vehicle are responsible for wrongful death. As a family member, you have a right to seek compensation and damages for your loss. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit and represent you in the legal proceedings. Hiring the services of a wrongful death lawyer will help people to go through the complicated...

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Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in California?

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in California?

When a person dies because of someone else’s negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed in California under the California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. The law does not accept a wrongful death claim from anyone who comes forward. There is a list of people who are entitled to file the claim in the courts. So who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in California? What kind of damages can they claim for the loss of their loved one? In this post, we will look at the wrongful death laws in California including what is mentioned in California's wrongful death...

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