If you are someone who works for a company and you simply exercised one of your rights that are protected under federal law, though the action you took angered your employer in some way, you may be the victim of retaliation. Unfortunately, this is something that happens far too often in the workplace, and oftentimes, employees are scared to take action to stop the retaliation out of fear that it may cost them their jobs. Nobody should have to fear their employer, especially because they were simply doing their job and acting within their rights. However, if you find yourself in this uncomfortable, and perhaps even frightening situation, we may have a solution. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Georgia employee rights attorney to learn more about retaliation in the workplace and how we can help you fight against it. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are my federally-protected employment rights?
As United States citizens, we are all granted various protected rights. Among those rights are the right to oppose employer conduct that is illegal. You should understand that various employee rights were established long ago, dating back to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which essentially states that it is illegal to discriminate against employees on the basis of gender. The Civil Rights Act also makes it illegal to discriminate against employees on a wide array of other bases, including skin color, race, and more. That being said, for example, if you are someone who believes you were discriminated against, by your employer, on the basis of your race, color, sexual orientation, origin, religion, gender, or otherwise, and you take action against your employer, and your employer, in turn, retaliates against you because of it, this is illegal, and you may file a retaliation claim against your employer.
Retaliation in the workplace comes in many different forms, though oftentimes, retaliation can come in the form of a demotion, a decrease in pay, harassment in the workplace, or even wrongful termination. We are here to fight for your rights through every step of the legal process ahead–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give our knowledgeable Georgia employee rights attorney a call today.
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