Workplace Retaliation Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale
What to Do If Your Employer Retaliates against You in Florida, Colorado, Illinois or New Mexico
Both state and federal laws protect employees from employer retaliation. Retaliation occurs when an employee is fired, demoted, or otherwise disciplined when he or she files a harassment, discrimination, whistleblower, workers’ compensation, or similar claim against the employer. Employees are also protected from retaliation when they file an initial retaliation claim that is later dropped or dismissed, and employers may not intimidate, coerce, or create a hostile work environment in response to an employee complaint or claim.
If you believe that your supervisor, manager, or employer has retaliated against you, you have the right to take legal action. Employees may file a legal complaint for retaliation, including wrongful termination. This process can be incredibly complicated and it is wise to have the assistance of an experienced attorney on your side.
At USA Employment Lawyers, our Fort Lauderdale retaliation attorneys have extensive experience handling all types of retaliation claims and complaints. We represent clients throughout the states of Florida, Colorado, Illinois and New Mexico.
What Is Considered “Retaliation” in the Workplace?
Any time your employer (or a supervisor, manager, or coworker) takes action or attempts to punish you for making a harassment, discrimination, or similar complaint, it is considered retaliation. Notably, retaliation only encompasses employer actions that have a negative effect on your employment. For example, if a supervisor responds to a harassment complaint by becoming more professional but less friendly with employees, this is not retaliation.
Examples of Retaliation
Some examples of retaliation in the workplace include:
- Continued or responsive harassment
- Unwarranted poor performance reviews
- Demotion or reduced salary/pay
- Denial of an expected raise, promotion, or transfer
- Sudden exclusion on work-related projects/issues
- Unexplained changes in work schedule
- Wrongful termination/firing
- Creation or fostering of a hostile work environment
Employers may not retaliate against you for filing harassment or discrimination complaints, pursuing a whistleblower or workers’ compensation claim, or for taking any other legally protected action against your current or past employer.
If you believe your employer is retaliating against you, first bring up the issue with your HR department. If your employer refuses to acknowledge or correct the issue, reach out to an employer retaliation lawyer in Fort Lauderdale who can help you determine your legal rights and options.
Discuss Your Case with USA Employment Lawyers
Our firm offers personalized legal solutions tailored to your particular situation and unique goals. We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of justice on behalf of our clients; our attorneys are prepared to answer your questions, address your concerns, and aggressively advocate for you every step of the way.