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Retaliation Overview

Los Angeles Employment Law Retaliation Lawyer

Have you experienced retaliation for an FMLA or whistleblower claim? Were you wrongfully discharged or refused a pay raise as the result of reporting discriminatory or harrassing practices at work? It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee in any way regarding complaints made to proper labor organization agencies for any legal claims which are filed by the employee as a result of workplace actions or conditions.

Protecting Your Employment Rights Against Retaliation

Federal law protects an individual when he or she is involved in reporting, or participating in making, a claim to their employer regarding wages, discrimination, sexual harassment, disability or other discriminatory activities. An employer may not retaliate against an employee who brings a claim of discrimination or who helps other employees bring discrimination claims. Unlawful workplace retaliation may involve:

  • Unwarranted reprimands
  • Denial of promotion
  • Termination
  • Threatening messages to the employee and others
  • Unjustified negative performance evaluations
  • Unjustified negative references
  • Actions intended to stop employees from exercising their rights

Timing is Important - Don’t Hesitate to Contact a Lawyer

In retaliation cases, timing is everything. Many people do not realize that under most employers' retaliation policies you must complain about retaliation each time it occurs. If you do not do this correctly, your retaliation case may be thrown out of court. Retaliation laws mandate a set time limit to file a formal complaint. This time limit is short; an experienced Los Angeles workplace retaliation attorney can help ensure that your retaliation claim is properly handled. Contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC today.

Retaliation and Whistleblowers - Don’t Be Punished for Doing the Right Thing

Retaliation also happens when employees are terminated for speaking out against illegal behaviors or actions on behalf of employees or their employer, commonly known as whistleblowing. Whistleblower law is somewhat different from other types of retaliation in that there are different laws and regulations which apply to their employment; the Leichter Law firm handles all types of retaliation claims throughout southern California.

Get Help from an Experienced Attorney Who Understands Employment Law

Our office is here to help. Attorney Ari Leichter will listen to your story and inform you of your rights. If you have a case, we will fight for you; call 818-915-6624 or e-mail us to schedule a confidential case evaluation at no cost or obligation to you. We represent workers throughout Los Angeles County and statewide.


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