Retaliation in the workplace is unlawful. When you are accused of retaliating against a current or former employee, you need to retain one of the most experienced employment lawyers. Lee Law Offices, one of the best employment law firms, will zealously protect your business. Contact Lee Law Offices today to learn more about how our team can help you.
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Retaliation in an employment setting occurs when an employer, or someone acting on its behalf, takes action to harm an employee in response to the employee’s action. For instance, after your employee complained about her supervisor’s discrimination based on sex, gender, age, race, nationality, you fired or demoted the employee. Then, the employee can file a lawsuit based on retaliation, and you must prove that her termination or demotion was based on your best business judgment unrelated to her discrimination complaint.
Retaliation claims can have a permanent impact on your business. Our Los Angeles County, California employment attorney is here to fight for you.
Protections Afforded to Employees in California
Employees in California are protected from retaliation by their employers. Under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the employees have a right to make the following claims. When their rights are violated or interfered with by you, they can file a retaliation claim.
- Reporting wage & hour discrepancies
- Reporting incidents of harassment or discrimination
- Reporting safety violations
- Cooperating with a legal investigation into a business
- Participating in unionization efforts
- Requesting certain reasonable accommodations in the workplace because of their religion or disability
- Using FMLA to take time off work
- Refusing to take part in illicit conduct
Retaliation Defense Services
The best defense against claims of retaliation is clearly drawing out your business practices in a written contract. The best possible defense against a potential claim of retaliation is proving that you were not retaliating against your employee, but rather simply following company policy. However, if you’ve been accused of retaliating against an employee and your employee may have a valid claim of retaliation under the law, then it is paramount that you retain the services of an experienced Los Angeles, California retaliation claim defense attorney.
Contact a Los Angeles, California Retaliation Claim Defense Attorney
If you’ve been accused of retaliating against an employee or former employee, you cannot afford to face these accusations on your own. Our firm is here to help you. Contact Lee Law Offices today to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team and to learn more about how we can fight for you and your business.