Suffering Financial Losses From Retaliation?According to California law, employers cannot retaliate for reporting acts you witnessed or acts directed at you. Financial damages can be recovered, along with payment for aggrievances endured while you were out of work. Discuss available options with a retaliation attorney at our firm to learn more. Retaliation comes in many forms, but most cases involve:
- Employers retaliating for worker’s compensation claims filed
- Employees getting fired for legitimate absences under the FMLA
- Employees who report unethical actions, such as insider trading, known as whistleblowing
- Employers firing or demoting employees for filing discrimination claims
- Employees being let go for Sarbanes-Oxley Act violation reporting
- Employers firing employees for reporting OSHA violations
- Employees being demoted or fired for reporting sexual harassment or bullying
Trying To Settle Direct With Employer FirstMany times, an employer fired you based off someone else’s misunderstanding. Sometimes a supervisor not authorized to terminate employment did so without managerial approval. Try reasoning with your employer after discussing your case with our attorney by:
- Discussing your allegations in full. If you can, ask for the entire conversation to be recorded or have a witness you trust present.
- Watch every word you say. The misplacement of one word or phrase could make or break your case. For example, you can be fired for threatening to leave work early, but cannot be fired for saying your leaving work because your mother has been unexpectedly hospitalized.
- If no resolution can be reached, collect everything from your desk or locker and don’t look back until your case is settled.