We’ve heard of and have experienced grueling challenges in the workplace. Some of us have been so vexed on the job that we swore we’d take no more but somehow gutted it out and returned to grind another day. But what about those that can literally take no more? What happens to a person that decides work is so unbearable they clock out for the last time, never to return, shunning any form of compensation or rectification aside regardless of how their actions affect the sustenance of their lives? What, can we say, truly comprises a hostile work environment?
It’s been said that employees don’t leave bad jobs, they leave bad bosses. When an employee immerses themselves in a company, it would only seem fair for their actions to be rewarded with some sign of appreciation. A promotion, benefit, or acknowledgement of one’s efforts can soften any day but a boss’ constant ignorance of hard work and dedication can pierce the spirit of a worker that may not carry emotional burdens like being unappreciated so easily. Some berating comes in the form of discrimination of sorts, and even diverse forms of harassment. When this is topped by obnoxious behavior from a superior, coupled with an offensive demeanor and degradation of one’s efforts or quality of work, the result is hostile.
A workers outer resilience is telling them to stay but the unbearable hostile conditions of the job make it very easy to bail. Studies have shown, in some cases, that a hostile work environment can be fearful and can have some individuals afraid to even go to work. Imagine the anguish for someone having to face a situation of emotional uneasiness because you feel you have no way out and need your job to live?
When you’re in a combative workplace with no true sign from a superior to make amends, it’s wisest to consult organizations like the EEOC or even legal council. The Lee Legal Group is a labor and employment law firm that specializes in situations like the aforementioned. In any case, hostile work environments are counterproductive and not only diminishes gain for the victimized employee but for the employer as well and is an overall detriment to the culture of the modern day workplace.O