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There are various reasons that a workplace can become hostile to those in California or throughout the United States. This can include discrimination, harassment, unfair wage practices, and more. A hostile work environment can also occur when workers are retaliated against by their supervisor or employer. At The Rager Law Firm, we are ready to help when you need a Long Beach retaliation attorney. We will investigate your claims and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.

Retaliation is illegal

Both federal and state laws protect workers from any hostile work environment actions by their employers and fellow coworkers. This includes protection against discrimination and harassment as well as protections against unfair wage practices and unsafe working conditions. However, many people may not realize that the same laws that afford these protections also protect them from retaliation and negative employment actions for reporting violations.

Supervisors and employers do not like being called out for engaging in activities that are protected under federal and state laws. Retaliation by an employer can include many negative actions, such as the following:

  • an increased workload
  • unfair demotions
  • wrongful termination
  • salary deductions
  • denial of raises
  • negative performance reviews
  • job or shift reassignments
  • job relocation
  • leaving employees out of training or birth opportunities

When an employer In California retaliates against an employee for the following, they are breaking the law:

  • reporting illegal activity
  • refusing to engage in illegal activities
  • reporting fraud
  • reporting wage violations
  • filing discrimination lawsuits
  • complaining about workplace discrimination or harassment
  • assisting other employees with their complaints or lawsuits about illegal activity

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides strong protections for employees in the US, and they handle complaints and make charges against employers on a regular basis. An employer cannot lawfully punish a worker for cooperating with EEOC investigations or for becoming a witness against the employer.

What will an attorney do to help?

Determining whether or not an employee has been retaliated against unlawfully often requires extensive investigation by a trained retaliation attorney. At The Rager Law Firm, our team has the resources and legal experience necessary to:

  • gather all evidence related to your retaliation claim
  • work through the court system to subpoena necessary documents
  • handle depositions with everybody involved in this case
  • negotiate with your employer to reach a fair settlement on your behalf
  • prepared to take the case to trial if necessary

We are here to help you through this

If you or somebody you love has faced retaliation in the workplace for any reason, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The team at The Rager Law Firm will investigate your case and work to determine whether or not you are entitled to any compensation, including the following:

  • Recovery of lost wages
  • Reinstatement to your job
  • Court costs and legal fees
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the employer

If you need a Long Beach retaliation attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 310-527-6994 for a free consultation.

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