Retaliation in the Workplace in Georgia | What You Need to Know

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Retaliation in the Workplace in Georgia | What You Need to Know

A whistleblower is someone who, after witnessing certain unlawful/unethical activity, such as shady financial acts, injuries left undocumented, unsafe working conditions, and more, informs higher authorities or governing bodies of the misdeeds. Unfortunately, though perhaps predictably, when someone calls out management for a wrongdoing, they are often fired or otherwise retaliated against. If you believe that you were retaliated against, you will need to contact an experienced employment law attorney. Read on to learn more.

Common Examples of Workplace Retaliation

Some of the ways an employer may retaliate against an employee include:

  • Denial of overtime pay
  • Blacklisting
  • Reduction of pay
  • Demotions
  • Disciplinary action
  • Unfair termination

What are my Rights When it Comes to Workplace Retaliation?

It is important to know that employers in the United States do not have the right to retaliate against their employees after they’ve taken action against them for wrongdoing. In fact, federal law gives employees the specific right to take action against their employers for wrongdoing.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly states that employers are prohibited from discriminating against their employees on the basis of gender. Additionally, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 also gives employees the right to not be discriminated against based on any other factor of which they cannot control, such as their national origin, race, sexual orientation, religion, and more. If you believe you have been discriminated against or retaliated against, you will need to reach out to an experienced employment law attorney. Our firm is here to advocate for you. Contact us today to speak with a skilled and dedicated attorney.


If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Georgia, you can count on Ben Barrett Law to effectively represent your interests. With over 30 years of experience, Attorney Barrett has the skill and experience necessary to help you navigate the complexities of any employment law matter you may be facing. To discuss your case with a legal team you can trust, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Barrett Law today.

Our Philosophy

Our firm hand-selects challenging, complex cases that other attorneys won’t touch so we can deliver the highly-personalized attention your case deserves. From consultation to trial, we advocate for employees’ rights, every step of the way.

Our Principle

We base our practice on the principles of service and care. We take the time to truly know each and every client, and we put all of our energy into obtaining the best outcome possible, time and time again.

Our Definition Of Success

We will prosecute your case to the fullest extent possible. If you’ve been wronged by an employer in Georgia, you can count on Ben Barrett Law to fight for you.

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