Not only do federal and California state laws prohibit workplace discrimination and harassment, but they also prohibit an employer from retaliating against employees in certain situations. The law gives employees the right to complain about and report unlawful discrimination and harassment, and employees should be able to exercise these rights without the fear of losing their jobs or other adverse employment actions.
Unfortunately, employers engage in retaliation on a regular basis, and these companies should be held fully accountable for their unlawful actions. Employees should seek help from East Bay Area Workplace Retaliation Attorneys who can help with both the initial complaint and any retaliation that follows. Please contact the law firm of Minnis & Smallets right away.
There are many activities that employers may not like but that are protected by law. Some activities that could lead to unlawful retaliation include:
You should be allowed to engage in any of the above without experiencing a setback in your career or losing your job.
Retaliation can take many forms, and any adverse action taken by your employer after you engaged in protected activities might count as unlawful retaliation. Some common acts that constitute retaliation include the following:
Some adverse employment actions – such as termination – are relatively obvious. Others, however, might not be immediately identifiable as retaliation. If you suspect your employer is retaliating against you but are unsure, you should have an experienced lawyer evaluate your situation. We can review what rights you exercised and the actions your employer took and advise you whether we believe you have a valid case for retaliation.
At the office of Minnis & Smallets, our East Bay Area workplace retaliation attorneys fight for the rights of employees to be free from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. We work to hold employers liable for unlawful conduct, so please contact us for a consultation as soon as you can.