Taking Legal Action In The Face Of Employment Retaliation
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 (EEOC), 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 another 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
Whether it is coworkers who make derogatory comments about your religion or supervisors who fail to provide accommodations for your disability, acts of discrimination in the workplace should never be tolerated.
Did Your Employer Retaliate Against You?
Acts of retaliation by an employer may be subtle or overt. If you suffer emotionally and financially as a result, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Examples of acts that may constitute workplace retaliation include:
- Harsh verbal criticisms
- 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
I am a fearless legal advocate for employees, and I welcome the opportunity to represent you.
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 in defending businesses against harassment claims is to your advantage. I understand the tactics employers use to discredit employees and disprove valid retaliation claims and how to effectively counter these strategies.
For Counsel On Employment Retaliation, Contact Attorney Nima Shivayi
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.