Prevent Or Respond To Employer Retaliation
The law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who have engaged in conduct that may be deemed adverse to their employers’ interests. Employer retaliation usually occurs as the result of an employee exercising a legal right.
Employees may find themselves victims of workplace retaliation if they:
- Reported sexual harassment to human resources
- Complained about discriminatory or harassing conduct
- Requested medical or family leave
- Filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) due to an unsafe work environment
- Filed a complaint with the labor board for wage or overtime violations
- Filed a complaint with the labor board for violations of state meal and rest break requirements
- Filed a workers’ compensation claim after being injured on the job
- Reported fraudulent or illegal activities to a government agency
- Refused to comply with a demand to engage in fraudulent or illegal activities
- Provided testimony against their employer in court
- Complied with a government investigation of the company
Recognize Retaliation In Its Many Forms
Employer retaliation can take numerous forms, including:
- Continuous and ongoing harassment
- Disparaging remarks about the employee
- Hostile workplace environment (which may result in the employee quitting)
- Reduced pay or hours
- Reduced employee benefits
- Failure to promote the employee
Employer retaliation can be debilitating, impairing an employee’s emotional state and ability to properly carry out job duties. If you fear going to work every day because of harassment and retaliatory actions against you, it’s time to contact the law offices of Robert J. Fordiani.
Taking legal action in a timely manner will preserve and protect the rights and justice you deserve. We have successfully represented employees in employer retaliation claims, and our lawyers possess the knowledge and expertise required for settlement negotiations. If your employer fails to take these negotiations seriously, we are prepared to litigate your case at trial and demand maximum monetary compensation.
Protecting Your Rights
As an employee, you have the right to be treated fairly by your employer. If you believe that your employer may have violated the law in its dealings with you, contact us to seek advice from an employment law professional. We are happy to meet with you one on one to discuss your case and provide you with guidance so that you can take measures to resolve your employment dispute.
Workplace racial discrimination matters are taken on contingency, and you will never be required to pay attorney’s fees unless we obtain favorable results on your behalf. Employer retaliation matters are handled on a contingency fee basis. Therefore, if we do not obtain a monetary settlement or verdict in your favor, you will not pay any attorney’s fees.