San Juan Capistrano CA Retaliation Lawyers
In San Juan Capistrano CA Retaliation at work is against the law. That means employers cannot punish employees for making Discrimination or Harassment complaints or participating in workplace investigations. California law prohibits an employer from retaliating against any employee who:
- Engages in “Protected Activity” under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
- Resists or objects to discrimination or harassment
- Complains about 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 at Work?
Retaliation may occur after an employee files a complaint about Discrimination or Harassment at work or for backing up another employee’s complaint about Discrimination or Harassment at work. It is illegal to retaliate against an employee for opposing an illegal employment practice. An employee is allowed to participate in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing.
To establish a case of Retaliation, you must show that:
- You engaged in a protected activity at work (resisting sexual harassment, requesting unpaid wages, reporting illegal activity, opposing discrimination or harassment, etc.);
- Your employer subjected you to an adverse employment action; and
- The protected activity and the employer’s adverse action were connected.
If you are dealing with Retaliation at work it is important to protect your case because an employer may dishonestly attempt to “paper” you to “justify” termination. A written complaint is the best way to protect your case. Due to the complex nature of these sorts of claims we encourage you to call us to determine whether a claim exists. We have years of experience in litigating against employers who are retaliating against employees in violation of public policy.
Economic and emotional damages usually occur when these laws are violated. If you believe you are the victim of Retaliation at work it is important that you protect your case. In San Juan Capistrano CA Retaliation at work can make life your unbearable but it does not have to end in your Termination. Get help instead. We know how to fight against 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.