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Category Archives: Hostile Work Enviroment

What Characterizes a Hostile Work Environment

Under federal and District of Columbia law, workplace discrimination includes claims of a “hostile work environment.” But what is a hostile work environment? In Baird v. Gotbaum, [1] an employee claimed that she was subjected to a hostile work environment consisting of name-calling, rude emails, lost tempers, and workplace disagreements. The D.C. Circuit ruled that such “ordinary tribulations of the workplace” are […]