There is no place for retaliation in the workplace. But even though this is prohibited by the law, it is a problem that bogs down many companies every year.
Have you been demoted for asserting a right that is protected by federal or state law? Have you been terminated? Has your employer taken some other type of action against you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to learn more about workplace retaliation and how to protect your rights.
Retaliation comes in many forms and it often follows one of the following situations:
— Complaining to HR about sexual harassment.
— Filing a workers’ compensation claim for an injury that occurred on the job.
— Reporting discrimination.
— Reporting some type of fraud to the appropriate agency.
— Taking FMLA leave.
— Complaining about wage related issues.
Here is something else to remember: wrongful termination and retaliation do not always go together hand in hand. It’s possible you could become a victim of retaliation without being dismissed from your job.
If you have any reason to believe that your employer is retaliating against you, don’t sit around and hope that this goes away. It probably won’t. Instead, learn more about your rights and how to protect them.
If you need somebody on your side, we are here to help. Our attorneys know the ins and outs of workplace retaliation. Once you contact us online or via phone, you are closer than ever to having your questions answered and fighting back against the company that is treating you in an unfair manner.