Retaliation Lawyer in Los Angeles
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Workplace claims of sexual harassment or discrimination are often accompanied by instances of retaliation. An employer has committed retaliation against an employee after they’ve been made aware of a problem, failed to solve the problem, and then punished the employee instead of acting to fix the problem.
For example: If an employee alerts their employer of a dangerous work condition that is costly to fix, the employer may become angry about the extra costs. The employer may treat the employee poorly because of their effort to improve to workplace. This is unacceptable and illegal.
To have a case, an employee must be able to prove they reported an incident to their employer in good faith. Good faith is a term that means the employee approached their employer with a genuine intent to create positive change, and the employer failed to act on this valid complaint. Employers must protect employees, even if doing so goes against some of their interests.
What Is Workplace Retaliation?
Examples of workplace retaliation may include:
- Giving you more tasks to make your job harder
- Demoting you without reason
- Terminating your employment
- Disciplinary actions
- Poor performance reviews
- Excluding you from important advancement opportunities
- Using oppressive speech
- Reducing your salary
- Reassigning you to a lesser position, job, or project
Damages for Retaliation
The damage for retaliation will be the same as if you won the original claim you intended to make before the retaliation. That is a loss of earnings, emotional distress, medical expenses, punitive damages, and legal fees.
Do Workplace Retaliation Laws Apply to Me?
In the state of California, workplace retaliation laws apply to employees who are under regular contracts as well as employs who are employed “at will.” Speak with an attorney about your specific case. If your employer has retaliated against you, you may be entitled to compensation.
Damages you may be entitled to could include:
- Emotional damages
- Punitive damages
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of wages
If you were harassed due to race, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics, and you reported the harassment, it is illegal for your boss to act against you in any way that detrimentally impacts your employment. Your employer may also retaliate against you for “blowing the whistle” on illegal activities taking place at the company.
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