Friday, November 8, 2013

What Qualifies as a Hostile Work Environment When You're a Football Player?

To say that football is a contact sport is an understatement.  For some, it is difficult to watch a game without cringing or covering one's eyes; aggression, violence and hostility are practically the name of the game. When tough offensive tackle Jonathan Martin was treated for emotional distress and the Miami Dolphins were charged for creating a hostile work environment, football fans were left wondering what was sort of harassment and hostility was taking place off the field rather than on the field.

If you're looking to expand your awareness of what constitutes a hostile work environment beyond ESPN's coverage, check out our legal research guides on labor and employment law:
or read the formal definition of harassment in Professor Eugene Volokh's, What Speech Does "Hostile Work Environment" Harassment Law Restrict?.

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