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 workplace retaliation lawyer in your corner to take them head-on.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED RETALIATION IN THE WORKPLACE
There are a variety of actions that can spur workplace retaliation. All of the following are given protection under the various employment laws:
- Filing claims — such as seeking workers’ compensation benefits, or formally or informally asserting discrimination claims
- Cooperating with authorities — in regards to ongoing investigations of the employer
- Not participating in illegal activity — including financial, environmental, or other legal violations committed by employers
- Union activity — forming, joining, or participating in one
Have you been retaliated against for any of these reasons? If so, it is important to consult with a workplace retaliation attorney.
WHAT CAN I DO IF I WAS ILLEGALLY RETALIATED AGAINST OR FIRED?
From the boardroom to the lunchroom to the courtroom, we understand the emotional issues and corporate reasoning that affect the dynamics of workplace retaliation cases. You, as an employee or former employee, have the right to sue your employer if you were illegally retaliated against work.
In cases involving employee retaliation, our law firm helps employees who have been wronged by their employers. Our workplace retaliation attorneys can represent your personal and employment interests with professional diligence and personal compassion toward your needs and objectives. We understand how difficult it is and have helped thousands of people who have gone through discrimination and retaliation.
HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION RETALIATION
Our employment law attorneys provide employees with strong representation in employee retaliation cases based on sexual harassment and discrimination involving age, race, pregnancy, national origin, disability, and religion. We handle employee retaliation cases arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Florida Civil Rights Act, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
No one deserves to get harassed just because they took a stand at work or asserted their rights. With our deep experience working with federal and state anti-retaliation statues, we fight hard for workplace justice to hold employers accountable for their unlawful conduct.
Whistleblowers trying to do the right thing are often punished by employers. It is not uncommon for whistleblowers to be harassed and even fired. Our law firm provides confidential and discreet counsel in whistleblower cases involving employees who have witnessed illegal or unethical activity in the workplace. This type of activity occurs across industries and organization size. Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. tackles whistleblower cases aggressively regardless of size — we have handled countless cases against many of the largest companies in the country.
As a whistleblower, if you are considering airing your complaint either internally or to the government, consult with us on how best to bring your concerns forward. We have experience litigating claims under Florida’s private and public whistleblower laws, and we handle whistleblower cases involving the misrepresentation of a company’s financial health under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
DOCUMENTING YOUR RETALIATION CASE
Employees have a lot of power when it comes to helping prove a case of discrimination or retaliation. We advise employees to keep a detailed diary on the job, recording and documenting any signs of employee retaliation and evidence of severe and pervasive workplace conditions. Save any and all human resource paperwork, any emails that contain harassing language, or other documentation that you feel could be useful to prove you have been a victim of workplace retaliation.
An important part of the detailed diary is making sure you use dates (and times if appropriate) as doing so will strengthen the power of your documentation and go a long way in building a winning case.
There are also certain time requirements under the law that must be adhered to for a case of workplace retaliation to be timely asserted. Do not delay in contacting an attorney.
Contact a Workplace Retaliation Attorney Today
Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. works diligently and aggressively to hold employers accountable for violating employment laws. Have you been fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim? Do you have a hostile work environment because you complained of conditions on the job? These are just two of the many types of workplace retaliation cases we help employees across Florida with — fighting for justice every day to stop unlawful behavior.
For close, personal attention to your employee retaliation case, contact the law office of Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. today. Offices available in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, and West Palm Beach.