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Know the Facts About Retaliation Law

If an employer retaliates against an employee that has filed discrimination charges by firing, demoting, or harassing him or her, it is illegal.  With the benefit of the guidelines in this blog, determine whether you should hire an L.A. Retaliation Lawyer.

Retaliation Law

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Employees are protected against retaliation under the same laws that protect against discrimination based on a number of factors, like race, gender, and disability. These protections are found in laws that are enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. There are three main categories of retaliation.

  • The first form of retaliation occurs when an employee’s complaint of discrimination directly affects his or her employment. This can happen in a number of ways, including an initial refusal to hire, a denied promotion, a demotion, or termination.
  • Another way that employees can be retaliated against is in more subtle behavior that also affects employment. Actions that fall under this category can range from full-on threats, to unjustly negative evaluations, to increased monitoring of an employee at work.
  • In some cases, retaliation can even be more severe, such as an assault upon an employee; or filing of a civil complaint or criminal charges against an employee.

However, it is important to know that not every negative action against an employee can be considered retaliation. Everyday occurrences, such as snubbing a colleague or speaking negatively about a co-worker for reasons that are justified, standing alone do not qualify as retaliation.

Retaliation in a workplace can be disruptive; make it harder to do your job correctly; and even lead to a loss of employment. If you feel that you have been the victim of retaliation because of discrimination charges you have made, our L.A. Retaliation Lawyers may be able to help. For more information about our services, contact us at Jackson & Associates.

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