Do you want to know how to prove constructive discharge? What is Constructive Discharge? People quit their jobs for a number of reasons. Often, life circumstances change, or the job just isn’t the right fit. In the case of constructive discharge, a work environment becomes so hostile and intolerable an individual is forced to quit. […]
Do I Have a Case for Constructive Discharge?
Are You Protected From Retaliation Under the Florida Whistleblower Act?
The Florida Whistleblower Act was enacted to protect public and private sector employees from being terminated or retaliated against by their employers for reporting illegal or unethical acts perpetrated by their employers. But who is classified as a whistleblower in Florida and what rights do these individuals have under Florida law? Who Is Defined as […]
Retaliation in the Workplace: What You Need to Know
Most people understand that employment retaliation is against the law but which laws protect employees and how? What acts are employees protected from? The answers to these questions may surprise you. What Laws Are in Place to Cover Retaliatory Behavior? There are three types of retaliation law–whistleblowing, workers’ compensation retaliation, and workplace retaliation. Whistleblowing Whistleblowing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
How to Report Workplace Retaliation
Workplace retaliation can feel an awful lot like bullying. It is a tool used by many employers because they know it makes people afraid to assert their rights. If you’ve made a recent allegation against your employer or you reported, something that is against the law or a regulation a danger to public health or […]
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 […]