If you witness your employer do something unlawful or unethical, you may be worried to report it for fear of retaliation. Luckily, there are laws in place to ensure that you can speak up about things like shady financial acts, injuries left undocumented, unsafe working conditions, and more, without fear of retaliation. Read on to learn more.
What Constitutes Workplace Retaliation?
Many people worry that if they report an incident at work, their employer will retaliate against them. Some of the most common examples of retaliation include:
- Denial of overtime pay
- Reduction of pay
- Disciplinary action
- Unfair termination
What are my Rights?
It is important to understand your rights when it comes to workplace retaliation. There are many types of illegal or unethical acts that occur in the workplace, and reporting such conduct is protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This act states that it is illegal to discriminate against an employee due to his or her race, gender, national origin, skin color, and more. If you believe 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.
What do I do if I Believe I am Being Retaliated Against?
If you believe that you are a victim of discrimination or harassment, or you believe you have been retaliated against by your employer, be sure to reach out to an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible. Due to the statute of limitations, you will generally only have two years from the date of the incident to file your claim. While two years may seem like a long time, it is easy to put it off if you are job hunting, struggling financially, etc. Do not miss your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.
Reach out today to speak with an experienced and dedicated employment law attorney.
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