The former Bikram employee received $237,000 in past lost wages, $187,500 for future lost earnings, $50,000 for mental suffering and emotional distress and $450,000 in noneconomic damages, including future suffering and emotional distress.
Everyone deserves to work in an environment free from hostility.
Creating a hostile workplace is prohibited under certain Federal discrimination laws (listed below).
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008 (ADAA) Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) Subsequently, to be illegal under one of the laws in the eyes of the courts, a hostile work environment typically must be caused by discriminatory workplace harassment based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetics; or it must be caused by retaliation in violation of a discrimination law.
So how do you know when your employer is truly violating the law?