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Imagine the following scenario

Employers are responsible for creating and maintaining a workplace environment that fosters rather than inhibits productive behaviors. One of the most volatile workplace environments is one plagued by harassment. Women, people of color, gay and lesbian or nonbinary people, and national or religious minorities are most susceptible to harassment in the workplace. Workplace harassment can originate with a single individual or manager or result from the accumulation of behaviors either not controlled by management or even encouraged.

Toxic workplace cultures can be illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal regulations, including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applies to employers with fifteen or more employees. Together these federal statutes prohibit harassment as unwelcome verbal or physical behavior based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender/gender identity, nationality, age (40 or older), physical or mental disability, or genetic information.

Employees suffer from harassment when forced to endure offensive conduct as a prerequisite to continued employment, especially when imposed by a supervisor, or when the behavior is so severe and pervasive that a reasonable person would consider the workplace intimidating, hostile, or abusive. Lastly, if a supervisor’s harassment results in a change in an employee’s salary or status, this conduct might also be unlawful.


Workplace harassment can take many forms. Harassment is usually evidenced by offensive jokes, slurs, name-calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule, insults, and offensive pictures.

Workplace harassment also encompasses sexual harassment, which can be heterosexual or same-sex.

Workplace harassment can result when other employees who aren’t necessarily the targets witness the offensive activity. Seeing such behaviors can have an intimidating impact on everyone. However, isolated annoyances are not unlawful. Federal statutes do not guarantee comfort in the workplace, and only that work environments be free from intimidation, hostility, and abuse.

Ronaldo (Ron) A. Coulter will advise you as to the strengths and weaknesses of your claim. If he determines that you have a claim, he and his firm are there to work tirelessly on your behalf and guide you through a complex, multi-step legal process. You could ask for no better advocate to protect your legal rights.” 

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There are legal options available to you. Most importantly, consult immediately with a skilled and experienced Idaho workplace harassment lawyer to help you document your experiences and develop a strategy to assert your legal rights. Idaho Employment Law Solutions is here to consult and guide you through this disturbing period of your life towards a legal remedy.

In preparation for your initial consultation with a workplace harassment lawyer:


In Idaho, residents are protected from workplace harassment by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with additional protections under Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which apply to employers with fifteen or more employees and by the Idaho Human Rights Act, if the company has five or more employees.

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its landmark decision in the case Bostock v. Clayton County, which held that the prohibition against sex discrimination in Title VII includes employment discrimination against an individual on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status.

However, to date, the Idaho Human Rights Act or other legislation has not extended the protections of this state law on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status. Individual cities have passed protections, although there is nothing yet statewide.

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If you witness workplace harassment, you should consult your employee handbook and follow the procedures laid out. If you do not have a handbook, then tell your immediate superior about the incident. Try to avoid giving the harasser any attention or encouragement. Be sure to tell others, including your family and friends, so that you do not feel isolated in your experience.
The harassment can occur on site or off, especially if it is sexual harassment. For example, if some work colleagues gather in a local bar, behaviors there can become illegally harassing, especially if a supervisor or someone who has power over you behaves in an inappropriate way.


Idaho Employment Law Solutions is an African-American and Veteran-owned law firm providing quality and efficient legal counsel to businesses, organizations, employers/ employees, and individual multi-cultural clients located throughout Idaho.

Idaho Employment Law Solutions is skilled in handling charges of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, race, national origin and pregnancy submitted to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Idaho Human Rights Commission, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor. Idaho Employment Law Solutions has extensive experience in handling employee complaints about discrimination or harassment before those complaints become official charges of discrimination. Idaho Employment Law Solutions is experienced in guiding its business clients through sexual harassment investigations and provides advice on a case-by-case basis about the most effective way for the employer and employee to address claims of discrimination.

Contact Idaho Employment Law Solutions by phone at (208) 401-9343. to make an appointment. Legal advice will not be provided over the telephone. There will be a small fee charged for initial consultations.

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I highly recommend Attorney Ron Coulter for his exceptional consultation services. From the moment I met with him, I was thoroughly impressed by his informative and phenomenal guidance. Facing uncertainty about how to proceed with my legal matters, Attorney Coulter skillfully mapped out a step-by-step plan for me, using excellent scenarios that clarified the complex issues at hand. His extensive expertise across various legal areas was evident as he addressed my questions with clarity and precision. Despite my eagerness to hire him on the spot, Attorney Coulter patiently explained the necessary process I had to navigate before reaching that decision. Furthermore, he went above and beyond by providing valuable referrals for my future legal needs. His professionalism, knowledge, and commitment to client understanding make him a standout choice for anyone seeking legal counsel.
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I was involved in an administrative procedure which could have ultimately led to my termination of employment. I contacted Idaho Employment Law Solutions which is owned and operated by Ron Coulter, a career U.S. Marine Corps Officer. The qualities that impressed me most about Ron, was that nothing was “sugar coated”, Ron was up-front, straight forward, and Ron told me what to expect at each phase of the administrative process. When I asked a question, Ron always took care to provide a complete answer which very often included a follow-up legal analysis that a lay person could understand. Ron is an outstanding and experienced employment law attorney. He was reassuring and effective in his representation of me in this administrative procedure. There is no doubt, that the selection of Idaho Employment Law Solutions was the correct choice
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Ron Coulter at Idaho Employment Law Solutions has been an essential part of my small business team for over 16 years. He worked with my company to develop company handbooks, employment contracts, and employee training. His preventative work was key to our success when faced with an actual employee contract dispute in court. I am grateful to Ron’s attention to detail, phenomenal work ethic, and genuine care for his clients. Idaho Employment Law Solutions is a great partner for small businesses who want to succeed.
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Ron Coulter at Idaho Employment Law Solutions provided knowledgeable guidance and respectful support during some particularly troublesome times with a former employer. Ron has extensive expertise and knowledge in many legal areas and was always willing to address my concerns with honesty and directness. Ron not only exceeded my expectations with the knowledgeable information he provided in a very timely manner, but he also made me feel like he cared for me as a person. After each visit, I felt like I was better equipped to confidently make informed decisions. In a stressful time, Ron left me feeling like I had a friend I could rely on as I navigated a difficult situation and had to make tough decisions. I highly recommend contacting Ron for your employment law needs.
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