We Fight for Employees Who are Victims of Retaliation in the Workplace
Doing the right thing at work shouldn’t make you a target. If you have been terminated, demoted or faced other adverse employment action because you chose to speak up, you do not deserve the consequences you have endured. As an employee, you have the right to be treated fairly in the workplace and to be free from retaliation.
We are passionate about helping employees who have faced wrongful retaliation on the job. When you work for the government or for private-sector employers, you have legal protections against retaliatory actions by executives, managers and supervisors. If you’ve spoken up and become the victim of retaliation, this means that your employer failed to provide adequate training or the individuals responsible knew their actions were wrongful but chose to retaliate anyway. We will protect your rights and hold your employer legally accountable.
Defining Retaliation in the Workplace
In the employment context, retaliation can take several different forms. If you have any reason to believe that you are experiencing (or have experienced) retaliation at work, you should speak with us about your legal rights. Some of the most common examples of retaliation include:
- Formal or informal isolation (i.e. being excluded from meetings or left out of decision-making processes)
- Denial of a promotion or pay increase
- Demotion or pay reduction
- Termination of employment
- Verbal, physical or sexual harassment
- Other forms of discriminatory and disparate treatment in the workplace
When Can Employees Take Legal Action Against Retaliation??
Employees can take legal action against retaliation in various situations. Frequently, we represent employees of government agencies and private-sector companies who have experienced retaliation as whistleblowers. Whistleblowers speak up about doing the right thing at work. And our legal system entitles whistleblowers to protection against retaliation, including access to financial compensation and other remedies.
In addition to handling whistleblower cases, we also represent employees in retaliation cases involving protected acts such as:
- Reporting discrimination or harassment to a manager or supervisor
- Answering questions or providing other assistance during an internal investigation
- Filing charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- Serving as a witness in an EEOC proceeding
- Refusing to participate in discriminatory conduct or conduct that would result in discrimination
- Resisting sexual advances or intervening to help protect coworkers
- Requesting reasonable accommodations for a disability or religious practice
Whether you reported an accounting irregularity, intervened to protect a coworker, or simply answered questions in response to an internal or external investigation, your legal rights against retaliation are clear. Our lawyers can help you protect and assert your legal rights, and we can help make sure your employer is held accountable for wrongfully retaliating against you.
Contact the Employment Retaliation Lawyers at Pierce / Jewett
Have you experienced retaliation at work? If so, we can help, and we strongly encourage you to contact us right away. To speak with an experienced employment retaliation lawyer in confidence, call 757-624-9323 or tell us how we can reach you online now.