• The Hostile Work Environment:  An Expansion of Employer Liability? (Or, How Important is it to be Nice?)
  • November 1, 2013 | Author: Richard Press
  • Law Firm: Davis LLP - Vancouver Office
  • Increasingly individuals are seeking legal representation to address hostile work environments. Employees claim they can no longer work due to their employer’s failure to prevent an abusive workplace or the psychological harassment of a supervisor or other employee. This alleged harassment is often not based on an enumerated personal characteristic which would have given the employee a human rights claim (e.g. race, sex, age, sexual orientation, etc.), but rather is a personal attack on the employee’s character, skills or competence, work ethic, or job security.