State and federal discrimination laws do more than prohibit employers from making employment decisions based on improper considerations of race, gender, age and disability. They also make employers responsible for the conduct of their other employees and supervisors. When coworkers, supervisors, managers and even customers subject a worker to serious or pervasive harassment, the law requires employers to either take corrective action or face substantial legal consequences. For more than ten years, the Little Rock harassment attorneys of the Sanford Law Firm have aggressively pursued employers who allow this type of impermissible conduct.
Workplace harassment can take many forms and can range from a single incident to a pervasive pattern of conduct that creates a hostile and intolerable work environment.
But the effects remain the same — humiliation, increased stress, constant fear, loss of self-esteem and a degradation of job performance. In extreme cases, harassment and hostile work environment can become so bad that a worker feels forced to resign from his or her position to avoid further abuse. When employers are or should be aware of such conduct and do not take steps to stop it, they are just as culpable. Workplace harassment is actionable under both state and federal law. These statutes allow attorneys to gain reinstatement, lost wages and other forms of relief for their abused clients.
Employers have a responsibility to stamp out harassment and abuse in the workplace. As Arkansas harassment lawyers, we at the Sanford Law Firm work hard to hold employers accountable. With offices in Little Rock and Russellville, we serve workers throughout Arkansas. But we are also ready and willing to work in other states — wherever workers need a strong and principled advocate. Call our Little Rock office at 501-476-6251 or toll free at or contact us online to schedule a consultation regarding your employment issue.