Employer retaliation is illegal
It takes a lot of bravery to report uncomfortable activity to your manager or HR Department. You should be able to do so knowing that the information you share is kept private and handled appropriately. You should not have to worry if your job is at risk. California law prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who has exercised a legal right.
Employer retaliation in the workplace can take many forms. Employer Retaliation goes far beyond terminating the employee.
Examples of Employer Retaliation:
- Employers may retaliate by refusing to promote a worthy and deserving employee
- In some instances employers may not terminate an employee but instead will demote the employee
- Employers have been known to write negative employment reviews on an employee’s state bar application years after the employee’s original complaint
- Some employers have retaliated against an employee’s spouse, friend or mentor
- Retaliation may result in decreased earnings
- Inferior or dangerous job assignments may be offered
- Retaliation may last for years or for the duration of the employee’s tenure
- The employee may be ignored in as many ways as possible, resulting in a stalled career
- The employee may be sent to a remote office within the building or to a distant office in an undesirable city
If you have reported sexual harassment, denial of pregnancy rights, disability, age, or race discrimination, denial of breaks, lunches, overtime or medical leave rights, your employer may not legally retaliate or reprimand you for doing so. If your employer retaliated against you, our Sacramento attorneys will be prepared to present your case to a jury in order for you to obtain the compensation and resolution that you deserve.
Protecting Yourself and Your Job
If you report illegal discrimination or another illegal act to your employer, be sure to keep a written record of it for your own purposes. Employers will often deny that you complained in order to shield themselves from liability. While keeping a written record is a good idea, it is important to note that oral communications and complaints are also protected. So long as you communicate your complaint to your employer and a reasonable person could interpret it as a complaint, you are protected under the law from retaliatory termination.
At the Law Offices of William F. Wright, our workplace retaliation attorneys will not hesitate to represent an employee who has been the victim of employer retaliation. We have more than 35 years of experience fearlessly representing individuals who have been victims of retaliation. We believe that victims should be compensated for their losses and that responsible parties should be held accountable for their unsavory conduct. We will sit down with you and carefully listen to the details of your case. If a viable cause of action exists we will review available options. There are no fees unless we favorably settle or win your case.
To speak with our Employer Retaliation attorneys, call 916-245-2219
Located on J Street, just 10 blocks from the courthouse and capital, our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we are available by appointment outside of those times. If you choose to fill out a contact form, we will respond within one business day, even on the weekends. Call 916-245-2219 to schedule your initial consultation.
Attorney Julie Doumit speaks Arabic.