It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for reporting on the company’s unethical business practices or violations of employment laws pertaining to discrimination. This includes retaliation for filing a complaint or providing any type of testimony regarding the employer’s illegal acts. An employer will use retaliation as retribution for the employee’s actions and to discourage similar behavior in the future. If you have been retaliated against by your employer for engaging in an activity that is protected by law, speak with a lawyer at Moody & Stanford. We represent the rights of workers in employment law cases and will take immediate action in any case involving employer retaliation such as:
- Wrongful termination
- Writing a negative review
- Denial of benefits
Depending on the circumstances, a person who has been retaliated against may be entitled to job reinstatement and the payment of back wages. Our firm can discuss your legal options and what actions should be taken to address your employer’s illegal actions.
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An employee who complains to his or her employer about discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation is protected from reprisals by the employer. Employers are also prohibited from preventing an employee’s compliance with the state’s Human Rights Act. When an employee’s protected behavior rights have been violated, legal action can be taken against the employer.
Attorneys at our firm are seasoned professionals who have been practicing employment law for many decades. We have won state and federal trials as well as class-action lawsuits involving violations of employment law. Our legal team will meticulously prepare your claim and aggressively pursue any damages that you are due.