Assert your rights in the face of retaliation by contacting Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Harrison for expert legal representation.
Have you been fired or otherwise disciplined after voicing a complaint regarding discrimination, harassment, or illegal activities your workplace? Or did your termination or discipline perhaps take place suspiciously soon after a request for workers comp, family or medical leave, or pregnancy leave?
In any of these situations, you may very well be the victim of retaliation. Retaliation is not lawful and you can and should get help seeking an appropriate remedy from the experienced wrongful termination attorneys at PLBSH.
What Types of Activities Are Protected from Retaliation?
Under California law, employers cannot fire or otherwise retaliate against employees who have opposed any kind of illegal workplace practices, including any of the types of discrimination forbidden under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Whether you have filed a formal complaint about an illegal activity yourself, made an informal complaint to management, or even just participated as a witness in someone else’s complaint, you are protected.
Common examples of protected activities include:
- Workers compensation claims
- Wage and hour claims
- Discrimination claims
- Reporting workplace safety violations
- Reporting sexual harassment
- Taking family or medical leave
- Taking leave during or after pregnancy
Retaliation is Not Limited to Wrongful Termination
Although wrongful termination is a very common form for retaliation to take, it is by no means the only employer action that can constitute illegal retaliation. Any adverse action that has a negative effect on the employee and can be directly linked to a protected activity can be considered retaliation. Examples of adverse actions include:
- Wrongful termination
- Pay cuts
- Being passed over for promotions
- Schedule changes
- Hostile behavior
We Can Defend You Against Retaliation
If you suspect you have been retaliated against, contact Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Harrison right away. We will help you to gather important evidence to prove that retaliation occurred, and then use this evidence to build a case for compensation. Depending on the circumstances of the retaliation and your wishes, we can fight for the adverse action to be undone so you get your job and benefits back, and/or argue for you to receive full and fair monetary compensation for your suffering at the hands of your employer.
Call (800) 435-7542 now to request your free initial consultation with our experienced retaliation attorneys and learn more about your rights and options in your specific case.