Statutorily Protected Activity

Title VII Protection For Employees

You have rights guaranteed by federal law that allow you to make complaints or file a lawsuit against your employer when you believe that you have been the victim of discrimination or harassment in the workplace. Your employer can be subjected to legal penalties if you are threatened with punishment, demotion or losing your job for speaking out, such as in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigation, proceeding or hearing. Whistleblower claims of this nature will often result in a ruling against the employer who attempted to use intimidation against an employee or other witnesses.

It is recommended to meet with an experienced employment law attorney before beginning any type of action against your employer, including before filing a complaint. You need to have a firm understanding of what rights you have under law so that you can take full advantage of available options. An unscrupulous supervisor or employer may attempt to take advantage of your ignorance of these rights in order to silence a claim and prevent a lawsuit, but when you have taken the time to prepare yourself, your chances of success are much better.

Legal Defense For Employees

Your employer has no right to discriminate or retaliate against you for taking any type of a stance over your Title VII protections, and when you come to Moody & Stanford for legal counsel, we will inform you of the implications of statutorily protected activities in your case. If you have had your legal protections infringed upon by your employer, it may add to the evidence in your lawsuit and increase the likelihood of receiving punitive damages. The courts are swift to punish employers who stifle harassment or discrimination complaints, and an attorney from our firm will work to help you present your case in the most persuasive manner possible. We have successfully represented clients against many of the largest companies and most powerful governmental agencies, and we are ready to meet with you about your case.

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