Taking Legal Action In The Face Of Employment Retaliation

Despite federal and state employment anti-discrimination laws, many employees throughout Los Angeles and Southern California suffer discrimination and harassment at the hands of co-workers and supervisors. From co-workers who make derogatory comments about your religion to a supervisor who fails to provide accommodations for your disability, acts of discrimination in the workplace should never be tolerated.

When you are the target of harassment or discrimination at work, it takes a lot of courage to come forward and stand up for your rights. If you have filed a formal claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, lodged a complaint with your human resources department or agreed to be a witness in an EEOC investigation, it is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you because you:

  • Complained of unlawful employment practices
  • Requested an accommodation for your disability or religious practice
  • Communicated with a supervisor about or filed a claim alleging discrimination or harassment
  • Resisted unwanted sexual advances
  • Assisted with or testified in an investigation, hearing, lawsuit or other proceeding
  • Exercised your rights under laws such as workers' compensation law, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) or EEOC laws

Did An Employer Retaliate Against You?

Acts of retaliation by an employer may be subtle or overt and can result in you suffering emotionally and financially. Examples of acts that may constitute workplace retaliation include:

  • Verbal reprehends
  • A demotion or unfavorable transfer
  • Removal of job responsibilities
  • Negative performance evaluations
  • Increased scrutiny and oversight by a supervisor
  • Spreading negative rumors about you
  • Physical abuse or assault
  • Termination

I am Nima Shivayi, an employment attorney who serves employees throughout Southern California. I will defend your rights and provide strong legal representation in your retaliation case.

Fighting Back Against Employment Retaliation

It can be challenging to prove employment retaliation. As a lawyer, I have spent years representing employers in these and other types of employment discrimination and harassment cases. When it comes to investigating and proving retaliation claims, my experience working for the other side is your advantage. I understand the tactics employers use to discredit employees and disprove valid retaliation claims and how to effectively counter these strategies.

I am a fearless legal advocate for employees, and I welcome the opportunity to represent you and your best interests. To schedule a free consultation and explore your legal options, call my Pasadena law office at 626-408-8528, or contact me online. I represent clients throughout the Greater Los Angeles area, including the communities of Burbank, Santa Monica and Glendale.