STRONG WORKPLACE RETALIATION CASES BUILT ON DOCUMENTATION
What makes a strong workplace retaliation lawsuit is preserving and identifying evidence of retaliation in detailed documentation. This is where many people we have helped have fallen short in establishing a workplace retaliation case. Florida workplace retaliation lawyers understand the complexity involved with proving hostile workplace retaliation, and we will work closely through each step of the way. Keeping track of any change in how you are treated at work in great detail will help build a strong case.
What Is Workplace Retaliation?
The state of Florida and the federal government have strict laws protecting employees from certain actions by their employers. One important area of protection involves workplace retaliation. Understanding what workplace retaliation means is the first step to justice.
Workplace retaliation comes in different forms, such as termination, harassment, refusal of a promotion, demotion, changing of job duties, changing of benefits, or similar actions. It often comes after you have filed a complaint about unfair or unlawful actions by your employer. A workplace retaliation attorney leads the fight against employers who violate labor laws.
If you have been the subject of employment retaliation, Wenzel Fenton Cabassa P.A. is on your side. Your employer has legal representation, and you deserve to have a passionate, experienced Florida workplace retaliation lawyer in your corner to take them head-on.
EXAMPLES OF RETALIATION IN THE WORKPLACE
Workplace retaliation examples include, but are not limited to:
- losing regularly scheduled hours,
- getting a reduction in pay,
- changes in work assignments,
- being intentionally excluded from training or meetings that other employees attend, or
- getting terminated from your job
MOST COMMON TYPES OF EMPLOYER RETALIATION
At Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., our workplace retaliation attorneys fight for justice in multiple types of employer retaliation, including retaliatory actions against employees who file for workers’ compensation benefits or individuals who complain about unsafe working conditions, or other violations of laws, rules or regulations. Other common types of employer retaliation include getting fired after complaining about sexual harassment, unpaid overtime, or pregnancy discrimination.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SETTLE A RETALIATION LAWSUIT?
The time it takes to settle a retaliation lawsuit will vary depending on the type and value of the case. High-value cases will often take longer, up to two years or more. A workplace retaliation lawyer fights diligently and aggressively each step of the way to get the optimum outcome for our clients.
WORKPLACE RETALIATION LAWS
Employees are covered under both federal and state laws against retaliation. Florida workplace retaliation lawyers will examine the details of your case to determine which law or laws would be appropriate to utilize.Federal laws that protect workers from retaliation include:
- Title VII – as well as other laws that protect against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – to protect employees that complain about wage and hour violations, such as unpaid wages and minimum wage and overtime violations
- Whistleblower laws enforced by OSHA and other whistleblower protections
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – to protect employees who are lawfully entitled to leave
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) – to protect employees who complain about potential shareholder fraud and related complaints
- The Dodd-Frank Act – whistleblower protections for employees that report concerns about actions taken in violation of the Act’s protection and regulatory restrictions
- False Claims Act – protections for employees who report fraud against federal agencies or contracts
Florida makes it unlawful for employers to terminate employees for uncovering, objecting to, or reporting violations of law, rules, and regulations.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING EMPLOYER RETALIATION FOR SPEAKING UP? YOU HAVE RIGHTS.
Employees have multiple rights in the workplace, including the right not to be retaliated against. Whether you have been fired, demoted, discriminated against, or any other type of retaliation, the workplace retaliation attorneys at Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. understand how to prove retaliation in the workplace and hold employers accountable for their unlawful actions. No one deserves to be retaliated against, and all employees deserve to have a strong legal advocate for justice on their side.
CONTACT A FLORIDA WORKPLACE RETALIATION LAWYER
With a workplace retaliation lawyer, you have a strong advocate for your rights against employers who violate the law. Retaliation is an unlawful action taken against an employee for acting within his or her legal rights. There are multiple types of situations and employer actions that could be considered workplace retaliation under the law, including employees who discover and subsequently report illegal acts committed by their employer. As a result of such complaints, or refusals to participate in unlawful activities, employees may suffer subtle retaliation or not-so-subtle retaliation such as termination of employment as punishment for such complaints.
At Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., our Florida workplace retaliation lawyers fight to secure justice on your behalf. They know what it takes to stand up to bullying employers who seek to punish employees through unlawful actions. Are you targeted and suffering retaliation at work? Then, it’s wise to seek an experienced employment lawyer who can help you end work retaliation. Get the justice you deserve by giving us a call to set up your confidential consultation. Our lawyers have in-depth expertise in employment law, including those covering workplace retaliation.
Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential consultation and work on a contingency fee basis. There is no risk or no obligation – we are paid only if we obtain compensation for you.