Standing Up For Victims Of Retaliation
Employers cannot take adverse employment action against an employee who reports suspected violations of employment law to superiors or a government agency such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
At Katz Melinger PLLC, we pursue maximum compensation for employees who have experienced workplace retaliation in violation of federal, state and local law. We also advise employers regarding their legal obligations to ensure that no employee is retaliated against for raising claims against the employer, whether informally or through civil litigation. With significant experience in civil litigation, business advisory services and numerous other legal areas, we are uniquely suited to help both employers and employees navigate this difficult area of the law.
Located in New York City, we represent clients in all boroughs, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County and its surrounding areas, and northern New Jersey.
Legal Protections Exist For Reporting Wrongful Conduct By Employers
Employees who report suspected discrimination, harassment or other illegal activity under employment law protections cannot be disciplined, terminated or otherwise punished for reporting their experiences to superiors. Any type of retaliation or threatening behavior is against the law.
Retaliation Includes More Than Termination
Retaliation is not limited to a retaliatory discharge. Any adverse employment action taken solely based on previous claims of an employer’s wrongful conduct is retaliation. For example, if an employee who has always received good annual performance reviews suddenly begins receiving negative reviews after testifying in a lawsuit regarding unpaid overtime, it is retaliation and potentially compensable.
Know Your Rights And Obligations. Call Our Lawyers Today.
When disputes between employers and employees arise, it can make for a tense and difficult atmosphere in which to work. Retaliation may be a natural instinct for employers. But the law is clear on the legal duties of employers regarding retaliation against employees.
Our experienced attorneys can answer your questions regarding retaliation under federal law, along with New York and New Jersey law. Call us at 212-256-9425 to protect your legal and financial interests. You can also schedule your initial consultation online here.