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What Makes a Hostile Work Environment?

What creates a hostile work environment? Can simply staring at someone cross the line? The answer, and a lawsuit, may hinge on HR's response. In this Expert Insight, watch Helen Diana ("Heidi") Reavis, Esq., partner at Reavis Page Jump LLP, discuss the subtleties behind a hostile work environment violation--any employee can create a hostile work environment, not just supervisors, and a victim of a hostile work environment can be a bystander rather than the target of offensive conduct. Then hear about a case Reavis Page Jump argued, in which HR's handling of a complaint exacerbated a hostile work environment claim and gave rise to retaliation.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this material, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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