On behalf of Rager Law Firm posted on April 01, 2020
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 Offices, 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:
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 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 Offices, 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 Offices 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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