A hostile working environment is one where the behaviour of one or more people makes it difficult or uncomfortable for another person to do his or her job. Such behaviour may result in a person feeling discomfort, fear, alarm or distress. This behaviour may be targeted at and individual or at nobody in particular. Likewise intention to cause harm does not matter. In some jurisdictions, employers may be held liable for failing to take steps to prevent hostile work environments.
This short questionnaire will help you identify some of the characteristics of a hostile environment: Download Hostile Environment Questionnaire
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