Retaliation claims are the most frequent claims made to state and federal equal employment opportunity agencies, constituting almost half of all complaints and charges of discrimination. Retaliation can occur when an employee is punished, harassed, or fired for making a discrimination or harassment complaint. Retaliation can also occur when an employee is punished, harassed or fired for participating in a discrimination investigation as a witness, or for reporting the misconduct witnessed. These types of cases are extremely sensitive and require the expertise of a DFW employment attorney.
Defending yourself against a retaliation claim or bringing a retaliation claim against your employer is something seen on a regular basis in both Texas and California. While there are employment discrimination laws in place that make it illegal to discriminate against employees, this type of harassment happens all the time. If you are facing retaliation for opposing discriminatory conditions, please contact Attorney Janovsky.
What is Retaliation?
Retaliation occurs when an employer is faced with a discrimination, harassment, or workplace violation complaint from a current or former employee. By law, the employer has the right to take adverse action against an employee who participates or initiates a lawsuit of this nature. Retaliation claims are extremely common and aim to protect employers when they believe they are wrongfully accused.
It is important to keep in mind that the laws pertaining to adverse employment action and retaliation vary from state to state. Some common examples of adverse employment action include:
● Negative work evaluations
● Change in job duties
● Change in shift assignment
● Hostile behavior
● Negative, disruptive attitude
● Physical or verbal abuse
If you need advice about whether facts exist to bring a claim or charge of retaliation, or need to know how to respond to a government agency investigation of retaliation, contact Attorney Janovsky for a consultation. Attorney Janovsky is a leader throughout both Texas and California in workplace discrimination and is committed to fighting for clients’ rights. She has a successful track record at defending clients against retaliation claims and will do everything she can on your behalf. Attorney Janovsky has represented clients from diverse backgrounds and strives to deal with discrimination and retaliation claims in the most professional manner possible.
If you are a victim of workplace discrimination or retaliation for speaking out against this discrimination, contact Janovsky & Associates today. Attorney Janovsky will discuss the federal, state, and local laws that are designed to protect you and advise you on how to proceed from there.
Legal Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is not legal advice, and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. The information is provided for informational purposes only.