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How to Handle Workplace Retaliation

Workplace retaliation is belittling and can feel surreal. Many clients come to us only at the point of extreme escalation like firing because they had such a hard time believing it was happening. What starts out as a “cold shoulder” from the boss quickly erodes into missed meeting invites, demotions, and when that message isn’t […]

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Bad Bosses: How Employers Retaliate Against Employees

Workplace retaliation can come in a number of different forms. The most obvious is being fired after engaging in a protected action such as complaining about discrimination in the workplace. But workplace retaliation isn’t always that straightforward. Some forms are so subtle employees don’t realize what is going on until it escalates to a condition […]

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3 Ways to Document Workplace Retaliation

If you think you are a victim of workplace retaliation, the first step is compiling the reasons why and the proof involved in the situation. But what constitutes good proof? What will help your argument and how should it be collected? While that may vary on a case-by-case basis, there are some particulars attorneys and […]

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Can I Sue for Workplace Retaliation?

Sometimes people feel the only way to be heard is through a lawsuit. They feel intimidated and bullied by an employer or a co-worker and it seems the only way to get people to pay attention to their rights is to threaten to sue. Sometimes that’s the only recourse. Deciding to Sue for Workplace Retaliation […]

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10 Signs You’re Facing Retaliation for Taking FMLA Leave

When you take leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act, it’s safe to assume you’re already under some stress. It can be good stress, like taking time off to be with a new baby. Or it can be difficult, emotional distress as when you’re taking time off to care for a terminally-ill loved one. […]

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What is Considered Retaliation in the Workplace

When a company or person is doing something that is against the law at work it sometimes gets reported. In some instances, the whistleblower is blamed and treated unfairly – resulting in the whistleblower feeling intimidated and recanting their story. This intimidation is illegal. It is workplace retaliation. If you are dealing with retaliation in […]

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Are You Protected from Workplace Retaliation?

Most of us are raised to believe that it’s best to be a “good guy.” We want the good side to prevail even when the odds are against us. But sometimes the bad guy wins, at least temporarily. It may feel that way to you if you recently reported activity at your company which you […]

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What is Retaliation in the Workplace?

There are times when you know you have to take a stand – when you have to do something because it’s right. It’s disheartening when people do the right thing and are not rewarded. Instead, they are maligned, harassed, or even fired. If you have recently taken a stand involving your employer and feel you’ve […]

When to Hire a Workplace Retaliation Attorney

When to Hire a Workplace Retaliation Attorney

Most of us want to do the right thing. Sometimes it works in our favor. Sometimes it doesn’t. If you “did the right thing” by reporting employment discrimination and now your employer is retaliating against you for your actions, you’re in a difficult spot. Most people need their jobs and the threat of losing them […]

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EEOC Proposes Extensive Guidance Measures on Retaliation Issues

In response to the growing number of cases, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed enforcement guidance on retaliation and related issues in the workplace. The EEOC offered the document to the public for comment and review. A copy of the proposed guidance is available for download and comment on the EEOC website until February […]

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