We Help Employees after Unlawful Retaliation by an Employer
There are numerous laws protecting the rights of employees in California and throughout the United States. Such rights include wage and hour compliance, as well as to be free from unlawful workplace discrimination and harassment. When your rights are violated, you should feel free to complain about the problem to your employer and to participate in an investigation into the violation.
Unfortunately, many employees worry their employer will take adverse action against them if they bring up discrimination, harassment, or another issue in the workplace. For this reason, the law further protects employees from retaliation for complaining of unlawful conduct or otherwise exercising their legal rights. If you think your employer engaged in unlawful retaliation, The Eghbali Firm is here to help.
Reasons for Retaliation
Employers can retaliate against employees for many different wrongful reasons, including:
- Complaining of discrimination or harassment
- Complaining of wage and hour violations
- Participating in an investigation into unlawful conduct
- Reporting unethical or unlawful conduct by an employer, such as fraud or an unsafe work environment
- Refusing to engage in unlawful or unethical conduct when requested by an employer
- Requesting or taking valid family and medical leave
As an employee, you have the right to do any of the above, and you should not experience negative effects of exercising your rights.
Forms of Retaliation
Retaliation can take the form of any adverse employment action. Such actions can include the following and more:
- Refusal to hire
- Denial of a promotion or pay increase
- Demotion or pay decrease
- Transfer to a less desirable position or assignment
- Reduction in hours
Whether you are fired for your job or suddenly have mush less desirable job duties, it can still constitute unlawful retaliation, and The Eghbali Firm can help you fight back.