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. Attorneys 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 Are Some Examples of Retaliation in the Workplace?
Examples of retaliation in the workplace 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 whistleblowers 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. Our workplace retaliation attorneys fight 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. Workplace retaliation attorneys 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’s Private Whistle-blower’s Act, makes it unlawful for employers to terminate employees for uncovering, objecting to, or reporting violations of law, rules and regulations. Florida’s Public Whistleblower’s Act likewise protects employees who blow the whistle against their public employers
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 what it takes to 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 Workplace Retaliation Attorney
With a workplace retaliation attorney, 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 workplace retaliation attorneys 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.
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