Nobody should have to fear for their safety in the workplace. However, if the time comes where someone endures any sort of workplace harassment, that person should take comfort in the fact that they can report the incident, either to their employer or to HR to resolve the conflict. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and there are times where employees are retaliated against for reporting misconduct, and in many cases, this retaliation can have serious adverse effects on someone’s life. That being said, if you live in Gloucester County or anywhere in New Jersey and you believe you are the victim of workplace retaliation, our firm ready to help. Contact an experienced New Jersey workplace retaliation lawyer at The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Employment Rights Protected Under Federal Law
When someone sees something unjust happening in the workplace, whether to another person or to themselves, they have the legal right to report the incident without fear of retaliation. There are many types of illegal or unethical conduct that occur in the workplace, and reporting such conduct is protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states that it is illegal to discriminate against an employee due to his or her race, gender, national origin, skin color, and more. Therefore, if you are someone who believes that you were discriminated against or harassed in the workplace, you have the right to report the incident and seek justice without fear of being retaliated against by your employer.
Unfortunately, there are many times where those who report incidents of sexual harassment, age discrimination, or other forms of discrimination are retaliated against for doing so. This is completely unacceptable, and, in certain cases, rather shocking, when one would think that employers should want their employees to feel as safe and protected as possible. Fortunately, you can take action against your employer for retaliation, as long as you have a skilled New Jersey employment law attorney at your side.
Frequent Forms of Worker Retaliation
Of course, retaliation comes in various forms, though it is often easy to identify, as it typically involves harming the individual who reported the incident in some way. Some of the most common types of worker retaliation our firm sees are as follows:
- Decreasing pay
- Wrongful terminations
Contact a New Jersey Workplace Retaliation Lawyer
The bottom line is that if you feel you are being punished for doing the right thing, you do not have to fight this battle alone. The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. has fought to protect countless individuals in similar situations for over 20 years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today to schedule your initial consultation with our compassionate New Jersey worker retaliation attorneys.