Asked in Employment Law for Virginia

Q: I am a Registered Nurse working for a large company and have been in a retaliation and hostile work environment.

Reported my Director at work and was quickly retaliated against. Have been harassed and made fun of. My staff as well have been treated poorly. We have reported to the Compliance Hotline and am currently at home without pay until something is resolved by now 2 weeks and no answer. Please help.. Lorie

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: Hi, more facts are needed to evaluate your situation. However, generally speaking, there is no legal protection from general harassment or bullying in the workplace. If that harassment is sexual harassment, or based on a health condition, your sex, skin color, religion, etc., it may be unlawful under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Title VII. I would recommend reaching out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.

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