It Is Illegal For Employers To Retaliate Against Employees

Many people are afraid to come forward and report harassment, discrimination or other illegal behavior. They don’t want to “rock the boat” and jeopardize their employment. At the law office of Lawrence N. Lavigne, Esq., L.L.C., we understand your hesitation, and we are here to help.

Retaliation is illegal. If your employer takes any adverse action against you for reporting an employment law or other legal violation, you can sue for retaliation.

You have rights. Federal and state laws encourage employee reporting and protect employees against retaliation. Attorney Lawrence N. Lavigne will put the law on your side.

What Is Retaliation?

It is illegal for your employer to take any adverse action against you because you reported an employment law issue such as:

  • Employee discrimination based on race, age, gender, religion, disability, national origin, pregnancy or sexual orientation
  • Sexual harassment
  • Your employer’s illegal activity to the police or other government agents (whistleblowing)
  • Filing a workers’ compensation claim

Retaliation can be extreme and obvious — such as being fired — or more subtle. The following are examples of retaliation:

  • Being fired
  • Being demoted
  • Not being promoted to a position you deserve
  • Being moved to a less desirable position within the company
  • Being denied hours or overtime that was previously available
  • Being harassed

Learn More About Your Rights

If you reported discrimination, sexual harassment or other illegal behavior to your employer and were fired, demoted or otherwise treated poorly as a result, you have been retaliated against. Don’t let your employer get away with this illegal behavior. For help, call Lawrence N. Lavigne, Esq., L.L.C., at 908-349-1066, or contact us online. Located in Union County, New Jersey, our lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of employees throughout the area. Contact us today for your free and confidential consultation. Se habla español.