Employer Retaliation Attorney
State and Federal law prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who engage in legally protected activities. If you believe you are or have been retaliated against at work, you may be entitled to compensation including back pay, emotional distress damages, and punitive damages under federal and state laws.
Unlawful Workplace Retaliation
The Federal Civil Rights Act (CRA) and California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) are employment laws that prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who participate in protected activities.
Legally protected activities include making a complaint of discrimination or harassment to your employer or to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), resisting discrimination or harassment, refusing to engage in work that would result in discrimination or harassment, participating as a witness in a discrimination or harassment complaint made by a co-worker, or requesting reasonable accommodations or job-protected leave. Whistleblowers who report potentially unlawful business practices to the government or the general public are also legally protected from retaliation.
If your employer takes an adverse employment action against you because you participated in a protected activity, your employer has retaliated against you and broken the law. An adverse action could impact pay, benefits, workplace opportunities, performance reviews, physical or verbal treatment, assignments, demotion, layoffs, and firing. Employment retaliation may result in a wrongful termination.
If you are Experiencing Discrimination or Retaliation at Work
If you are or have experienced retaliation at work, you may be entitled to compensation including emotional distress damages, and punitive damages, under federal and state laws. In order to make your case, you need to prove that you participated in a protected activity, you’re your employer took an adverse employment action against you, and that there is a link in time between the protected activity and the adverse employment action. Take the following steps to support your case:
Save Evidence: Record all relevant events or interactions in writing. Save related emails, notes, and documents.
Report the Discrimination: You may file a complaint with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) (if your employer has more than 15 employees) or with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) (if your employer has more than 5 employees). There is a 300-day deadline to file with the EEOC and a 3-year deadline to file with the DFEH.
Find an Employment Lawyer: Reach out to an employment attorney.
Avloni Law is a law firm dedicated to fighting for your right to a workplace free of unlawful retaliation. Navruz Avloni is an experienced workplace retaliation attorney and has successfully represented numerous clients.
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