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Little Rock Hostile Work Environment Lawyers

An Arkansas hostile work environment attorney can break the cycle

When an employer’s refusal to remedy a consistent pattern of harassment or discriminatory conduct creates a hostile work environment, the employees who suffer can hold that employer accountable with the help of an experienced lawyer. The attorneys of the Sanford Law Firm understand the mental and even physical toll that a hostile work environment can take. We fight hard for our clients to help them break the cycle of abuse, return civility to the jobsite and get the compensation they deserve for what they have suffered.

Causes and effects of a hostile work environment

Severe incidents of harassment — whether based on gender, race, religion or other protected classification — are alarming and often actionable under state and federal law. But the effects of seemingly innocuous or minor incidents can accumulate over time, eventually causing the workplace to become intolerable to the offended worker. For most people, the workplace is already stressful. Factor in the added anxiety and humiliation that comes from facing consistent harassment or bullying from other employees or supervisors, and this stress can quickly rise to unhealthy levels.

Employers are frequently too quick to dismiss employee complaints as oversensitivity and to view the offensive conduct as horseplay, good-natured teasing or other innocuous behavior. But those who have suffered in a hostile work environment know the toll seemingly minor abuse such as the following can take over a period of time:

  • Pervasive teasing
  • Bullying
  • Offensive email forwards
  • Use of slurs or other offensive talk
  • Offensive or off color jokes
  • Posting of offensive materials

Every employee has the right to work in a civil environment where he or she is not consistently harassed due to race, religion, gender, national origin or disability. And the Little Rock hostile work environment attorneys of the Sanford Law Firm have helped numerous employees regain a healthy and beneficial work environment. We listen to our clients and work with employers to resolve intolerable conduct when appropriate. But we are also aggressive in seeking compensation for our clients when the law entitles them to it and protecting them from retaliation by their employers.

We are committed to helping workers escape hostile work environments

At the Sanford Law Firm we understand the anxiety and pain a hostile work environment can cause. Our lawyers fight hard to get justice and vindication for clients victimized in the workplace. Our offices in Little Rock and Russellville 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.

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  • Little Rock Office
    10800 Financial Centre Parkway
    Suite 510
    Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
    Phone: 501-221-0088
    Fax: 888-787-2040
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    18756 Stone Oak Paekway
    Suite 200, Room 201
    San Antonio, Texas 78258
    Phone: 210-596-4250
    Fax: 888-787-2040