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
- Reduction of pay
- 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.
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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.