Representing Employees In Retaliation Claims
California is an at-will employment state, which means your employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all with few exceptions. Those exceptions include discrimination or retaliation such as terminating an employee for blowing the whistle on illegal behavior or complaining about being subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace. Despite being unlawful, retaliation continues to harm workers in Los Angeles and beyond.
At Reisman & Reisman, our attorneys combine for over 20 years of California employment law experience. We vindicates the rights of workers, helping them hold their employers accountable for illegal acts of retaliation. If you’ve lost your job due to retaliation, we can help you obtain financial compensation for what you’ve been through and ensure that justice is served.
Employer Retaliation Is Prohibited By Law
Illegal retaliation occurs when an employer subjects an employee to an adverse employment action for engaging in protected activity. Such protected activity can include an employee complaining about illegal discrimination or harassment, reporting illegal activity either to the employer or law enforcement, or complaining about an employer failing to pay overtime wages. Employees have the right to register complaints against their employer or supervisor for any of the aforementioned reasons.
According to California and federal laws, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee because the employee engaged in protected activity. Actionable retaliation usually involves a termination; however, it may also involve other adverse employment actions such as demotion. Examples of protected activity include:
An employee may not be fired in retaliation for engaging in protected activity, such as the following:
- Reporting illegal discrimination in the workplace
- Reporting illegal harassment in the workplace
- Refusing to engage in illegal activity
- Reporting illegal activity in the workplace to the employer or to law enforcement
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Our team at Reisman & Reisman can protect your rights as an employee and help you get the compensation you deserve for what you have been through. Call 310-362-3905 or email us to request a consultation. There is no fee unless we win.