hostile environment harassment
- A type of workplace discrimination where unwelcome behaviors, like comments, jokes or actions, are related to the individual's protected traits, such as their race, religion, age or ethnic origin. This type of harassment significantly disrupts the person's ability to perform their work duties, or establishes an intimidating, hostile work environment
- Due to the presence of hostile environment harassment, Alice felt highly uncomfortable and disturbed, which negatively impacted her job performance.
- Hostile environment harassment situations often involve repeated inappropriate jokes or comments about a person's race or religion, creating a difficult workplace environment.
- The company is making efforts to implement anti-harassment policies that would protect employees from hostile environment harassment.