In employment law, a situation in which unlawful discrimination has become so frequent or severe that the environment of the workplace can be considered hostile to the employee.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Working conditions that are created when unwelcome, discriminatory conduct that is so severe or pervasive that it alters the conditions of a victim's employment and creates an abusive working environment. Employers can be liable when their employees are subjected to a hostile work environment--for example, when a female employee is subject to repeated sex-based taunting or slurs by her male co-workers.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:17 pm