The Law Protects You Against Retaliation

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It might be retaliation if an employer punishes you for engaging in a legally protected activity. Know your rights.

Retaliation laws are designed to protect employees who take a stand in the workplace and fight for what is right.  A retaliation lawyer represents employees who get fired for doing the right thing.

Retaliation can be any “adverse employment action” taken by your employer to discourage you from asserting your rights under federal and state employment laws such as on the basis of the following:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Age (if 40 or over)
  • Asking for an accommodation for a disability
  • Filing a worker’s compensation claim
  • Whistle Blowing
  • Filing a complaint that overtime has not been paid
  • Taking leave under the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)
  • Pregnancy
  • National Origin
  • Political activities
  • Refusing to participate in an illegal act

Do You Have A Case for a Retaliation Lawsuit?

To prove you have been retaliated against, you must show that the action against you resulted from you participating in an activity that is protected by the law.  

This can be difficult if your employer makes up another reason for the adverse action taken against you.  The best way to know whether you have a case is to speak to an experienced employee rights lawyer at Jackson Spencer Law.

We may be able to build a case to prove retaliation if:

  • The discipline or termination happened right after your employer found out about your protected activity
  • Your past performance reviews are positive, and criticism or adverse actions begin right after taking on a protected activity or status
  • Other employees have committed the same infraction you are accused of but were not punished as harshly.

Retaliation and anti-discrimination laws have tight time limits and your claims could be barred if you don’t meet the deadlines.

To have your case reviewed for free, call us at 800-596-5074 or click here to fill out a case detail form.

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