Unfortunately, in today’s day and age, many hard-working employees who were simply trying to do the right thing find themselves retaliated against by their employers. For example, if you noticed that a co-worker or a higher-up in your company was discriminating against another employee due to their race and you reported them to your employer or your company’s HR department, only to get fired the next day, you are most likely a victim of workplace retaliation. That said, retaliation in the workplace is illegal and downright wrong, and if you’re a victim, you should strongly consider speaking with a knowledgeable Atlanta employment retaliation attorney from Ben Barrett Law to learn more about these cases and how our legal team can help you get the justice you deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some examples of retaliation in the workplace?
There is a wide range of ways in which an employer can retaliate against their employees. In most cases, retaliation occurs when someone acts as a whistleblower or otherwise brings attention to wrongdoing within a workplace. That said, retaliation can come in many different forms, but it is almost always done with the intention of punishing or humiliating the individual who reported wrongdoing. Just some of the most common examples of retaliation that our firm sees are as follows:
- Docking pay
If you endured any of the aforementioned, or you were otherwise punished for simply reporting wrongdoing, you may have a valid retaliation claim.
What laws protect employees from discrimination and retaliation?
Fortunately, employees here in the United States are protected, federally, from retaliation for reporting wrongdoing in a workplace. Specifically, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 gives employees the right to bring a lawsuit against their employer for retaliating against them for reporting injustices in the workplace. That said, in most cases, employees looking to report retaliation will have to do so within a matter of months, so it’s always best to reach out to a seasoned Atlanta employment rights attorney as soon after the incident as you can. Our legal team is ready to help you get the justice you deserve. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call or contact us online.
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