Can My Employer Retaliate Against Me?
You may already know that the law grants workers certain rights for example employees that work more than 40 hours a week they’re generally entitled to overtime pay. The law also grants
employees the right to be free from discrimination in the workplace to be free from sexual harassment and to report illegal activity or unsafe conditions.
Well, the laws that grant workers these rights often have anti-retaliation provisions and what this means is that employers cannot retaliate against an employee by terminating the employee or by demoting the employee or by cutting that workers hours or wages because the employee complained about not getting overtime or complained about discrimination or sexual harassment or made a complaint or filed a claim for unsafe work conditions or illegal activity. So what happens when an employer retaliates, well the employee in a lawsuit is often entitled to additional money damages. And the retaliation case is often much easier to prove in the original discrimination case.
I’m David Lagenfeld I’m a board certified labor and employment law specialist. If you have questions about retaliation at your job or former job then call me for a free confidential consultation.