Hostile Work Environment

Both Maryland state and United States federal law prohibit workplace harassment, which becomes unlawful when enduring the conduct becomes a condition of continued employment, or when the conduct results in a hostile work environment. A hostile work environment exists when the prohibited harassment unreasonably interferes with an employees work or creates a work environment that is intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people against specific types harassment, including harassment motivated by:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Religious beliefs
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Age
  • Disability
  • National Origin