If you believe you are the victim of workplace retaliation, you will need the help of an experienced employment attorney. Read on to learn more about workplace retaliation and what to do if you are facing retaliation.
What is workplace retaliation?
In order to understand workplace retaliation, it is important to know the term “whistleblower.” A whistleblower is someone who, after witnessing certain unlawful/unethical activity (such as shady financial acts, injuries left undocumented, unsafe working conditions, etc.) informs higher authorities or governing bodies of the wrongdoings. Unfortunately, in many cases, the person committing these unlawful acts may attempt to retaliate against the whistleblower. Luckily, you have rights as a whistleblower in the state of Georgia.
What are the most common examples of workplace retaliation?
Some of the most common examples of workplace retaliation include:
- Denial of overtime pay
- Reduction of pay
- Disciplinary action
- Unfair termination
What are my rights when it comes to workplace retaliation?
It is imperative that you understand your rights when it comes to workplace retaliation. Employers in the United States do not have the right to retaliate against their employees after they have taken action against them for wrongdoing. Federal law protects employees by allowing them specific rights to take action against their employer for wrongdoing.
What if I am the victim of workpalce retaliation?
If you reported a wrongdoing and you feel you are being retaliated against as a result, it is important to contact an employment attorney right away. Additionally, you will need to provide evidence of retaliation. In order to do this, it is important to keep detailed records of your interactions with your employer. For example, emails and texts can play a large role in an employment lawsuit. You may need to provide paystubs to show proof of reduced pay/demotions. Additionally, it is important to keep track of the hours you work, in order to show proof of things like denial of overtime pay.
If you are being retaliated against in the workplace, our firm will fight for you. Reach out today to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated employment attorney.
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