Sacramento Retaliation Attorney
Workplace retaliation refers to an employer taking an adverse employment action or engaging in discriminatory behavior against an employee. The employer does so specifically because the employee participates in a protected activity.
Protected activities in employment law include filing a complaint about:
- Sexual harassment
- Unlawful employment practices
- Health and safety code violations
- Other illegal activities in the workplace
Employees who take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act can also be subjected to workplace retaliation.
Recognizing the Signs of Retaliation at Work
Workplace retaliation can manifest itself in a variety of actions that vary in severity. Some types of retaliation are obvious, such as wrongful termination or wrongful constructive termination Other forms of workplace retaliation can be more challenging to spot.
Signs you are a victim of retaliation at work include:
- Your workload is suddenly increased or decreased
- You are switched to a less desirable shift or assignment
- You start receiving negative performance reviews or job references
- Your supervisors make it difficult to perform your job
- You are excluded from meetings, trainings, and company correspondence
- You are subject to illegitimate disciplinary action
- You are denied access to resources for career advancement
- You are denied a promotion or raise
- Your salary is reduced
- You are demoted or fired
Remedies that you can Recover
In a workplace retaliation case, you can receive compensation for a variety of damages. These damages include:
- Economic damages for compensation that you would have received had you not been retaliated against
- Emotional distress damages for the pain and suffering that you were forced to endure as a result of the retaliatory conduct
- Punitive damages in order to punish the wrongdoer. Punitive damages are not typically awarded. However, they can be if the Court or a jury determines that a managing agent of the employer acted with malice, oppression or fraud
- Attorneys Fees and Costs. If you win a retaliation lawsuit, your attorney may be entitled to his/her attorney fees and costs associated with litigating your case
If you are a victim of workplace retaliation the Webber Law Group can help you take legal action to get compensated for your damages. With our attorneys on your side, you can stand up against your employer as you will have the resources you need to achieve the outcome you deserve.