Hostile Work Environment
Both Maryland state and United States federal law prohibit workplace harassment, which becomes unlawful when enduring the conduct becomes a condition of continued employment, or when the conduct results in a hostile work environment. A hostile work environment exists when the prohibited harassment unreasonably interferes with an employees work or creates a work environment that is intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people against specific types harassment, including harassment motivated by:
- Religious beliefs
- Sexual Orientation
- National Origin