What Can Employees Do About Workplace Retaliation?

As awful as discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful treatment in the workplace can be, the retaliation that follows after filing a complaint is often much worse.

You have a right to complain about unlawful treatment or activity at work, and it is against the law for your employer to retaliate against you for filing a complaint or assisting others in a workplace investigation.    

Retaliation by your employer may involve:

  • A reduction of hours;
  • A reduction of pay or benefits; 
  • Demotion;
  • Relocation to a different worksite or into a position with less opportunity for advancement or promotion;
  • Harassment;
  • Employee Discipline;
  • Poor Performance Evaluation; and/or
  • Termination.

Employees who experience workplace retaliation may recover lost wages, pain and suffering, attorneys’ fees, and in some cases liquidated damages from their employer.

What Can You Do if Your Job Retaliates Against You?

Collecting evidence is key to proving retaliation and it is a fundamental component for building a strong case against your employer.  Madison Law, PLLC has years of experience representing employees in retaliation claims, and we will work with you to gather evidence to strengthen your claim.

Do not wait to call us.  There is a short statute of limitations period to file retaliation claims. Please complete the form below to book your consultation.