An experienced employment law attorney can help

As an employee, you have legal rights. You also have the right to exercise your rights in good faith, and your employer is required to treat you fairly and professionally. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. We’ve seen too many hardworking people retaliated against for doing the right thing.

When that happens, you have legal recourse. Empower Legal Group can help.

What is employer retaliation?

There are two elements to any retaliation case: a protected activity that you engaged in at work, and an adverse employment action taken against you in response to the protected activity.

Some examples of protected activities include:

  • Filing a complaint about discrimination or harassment in good faith
  • Requesting or taking FMLA leave
  • Reporting fraud or abuse (whistleblowing) in good faith
  • Filing a workers’ compensation claim
  • Complaining about workplace safety issues covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA)
  • Discussing wages, benefits, and other workplace concerns with your coworkers
  • Participating in a lawsuit or investigation
  • Forming, talking about forming or joining a union

Some examples of adverse employment actions include:

  • Refusal to hire
  • Termination
  • Demotion
  • Undesirable transfer
  • Reduction in compensation or benefits
  • Being denied an otherwise merited promotion or raise

How we stand up against retaliation in the workplace

Depending on the nature of the retaliation and the circumstances surrounding the adverse employment action, there are many possible resolutions we can work toward. Our first step, if we’re retained while you’re still working for the same employer, is to put a stop to any ongoing adverse actions. Then we’ll get to work on negotiating a resolution, whether that means you stay at the same job with some changes (such as a transfer away from the retaliating individual) or negotiating an exit with severance. If necessary, we’re prepared to pursue a retaliation lawsuit to enforce your legal rights.

If you believe you have been retaliated against, you don’t have to go it alone. Let Empower Legal Group be your advocate and guide you through the process of putting your career back together. Contact us today for a confidential consultation.

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