Retaliation at Work
Employer retaliation at work is against the law. California law prohibits an employer from retaliating against any employee who complains about discrimination or engages in protected activity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). You have a right to resist or object to discrimination or harassment. It is unlawful “[f]or any employer … or person to discharge, expel, or otherwise discriminate against any person because the person has opposed any practices forbidden under this part or because the person has filed a complaint, testified, or assisted in any proceeding under this part.”
Have You Been the Victim of Retaliation?
To establish a case of retaliation, you must show that:
- You engaged in a protected activity.
- Your employer subjected you to an adverse employment action.
- The protected activity and the employer’s adverse action were connected.
A written complaint is the best way to protect your case. It is important to understand retaliation and to get help if the company is “papering” you to “justify” termination.
Economic and emotional damages usually occur when these laws are violated. If you believe you are suffering retaliation at work because you complained about discrimination, harassment or reported illegal activity it is important that you protect your yourself. Retaliation can often end with wrongful termination but often an employee will just quit to make it stop. Don’t be forced to quit. Get help instead. We know how to fight employer retaliation. We won’t pressure you and we won’t tell your employer. Call Hogie & Campbell for a Free Consultation at (714) 508-6422.
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