Top Workplace Retaliation Lawyers To Make Sure You Know Your Rights
Some employers make staying in a job feel so unpleasant and unsafe that a targeted employee quits. During the 2019 federal fiscal year, nearly 54% of all the complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) across the nation involved retaliation against employees. In Ohio, 52% of the EEOC cases coming out of the state during 2019 included an allegation of retaliation. An expert workplace retaliation attorney can help you determine if you have a case before executing an optimal legal battle plan.
What is Workplace Retaliation?
Retaliation against employees happens when supervisors and managers punish workers for engaging in what are called protected activities.
"Protected activities" may include:
- Reporting or participating in an investigation of discrimination based on race, national origin, sex, religion, or age when older than 40;
- Reporting or participating in an investigation of sexual harassment;
- Asking for an accommodation of a temporary or long-term disability;
- Demanding the minimum wage, payment for all hours worked, and payment of earned overtime;
- Demanding equal pay for men and women who work for the same company and do the same jobs;
- Reporting violations of laws and regulations (i.e., acting as a whistleblower);
- Filing a claim for workers’ compensation;
- Becoming pregnant;
- Requesting or using unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act;
- Serving in the military; and
- Engaging in union activities.
What Does Workplace Retaliation Look Like?
Employers who resent or feel threatened by such actions find many ways to retaliate against employees. Some ways employers retaliate is by:
- Harassment, insults, threats, and bullying;
- Reassignment to low-status, demeaning, or dangerous tasks;
- Pay cut;
- Denial of benefits;
- Denial of promotions and career opportunities such as training; and
How can an Agee Clymer Employment Law attorney help me with the workplace retaliation I suffered?
Employees who experience workplace retaliation can feel powerless. They find themselves either out of work or unable to defend themselves for fear of losing their job or experiencing more abuse. At Agee Clymer, our Employment Law attorneys will be your legal ally. We can help you put into words the ways you are being retaliated against and make a plan for doing something about it.