Employees often find themselves facing adverse treatment if they voice their concerns regarding illegal activities at work or for asserting their own legal rights. Employers may retaliate and demote the ‘whistleblower’ or terminate the individual’s employment altogether. Federal law and the California Employment Law forbid retaliation when an employee makes a complaint for workplace harassment or discrimination of any kind. If you have been a victim of retaliation, then know that there are laws in place to protect you.
Some employers are of the opinion that retaliation in the form of firing or demoting an employee is the best way to convey the message to the other employees that acts like reporting the company’s unlawful conduct or filing complaints against discrimination or harassment will not be tolerated. This is simply not okay.
Retaliation Lawyers in Los Angeles and Orange County
The retaliation lawyer at Playa Law Firm is experienced and professional enough to fight on your behalf if you have been a victim of retaliation by your employer. Some instances of unlawful retaliation include demotion, denial of promotion, negative performance evaluation, termination or harassment. These and other adverse actions may arise after an employee:
- Reports an employer’s fraudulent or illegal activity to the law agencies;
- Reports sexual or other type of harassment at work;
- Takes a leave under the FMLA or CFRA;
- Files a claim for workmen’s compensation;
- Supporting a co-worker’s complaint against harassment, discrimination or any other.
While an employee may face retaliation due to other reasons as well, our California Employment Lawyer at Playa Law Firm maintains a tough stand against cases of retaliation, which if proved true face strict action in the court of law. When Playa Law Firm is retained to represent an individual in a case involving retaliation, it develops a specialized strategy to cater to the needs of that particular case.
Contact a Retaliation Lawyer in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura County today!
The Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura County retaliation lawyer at Playa Law Firm has sound experience in employment law. With proper investigation and presentation of your claim, our California attorney can fight on your behalf for the compensation that you deserve under the law.