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Employer Retaliation Archives

Building a case to prove employer retaliation

No one should ever be made to feel guilty, alienated or punished as the result of making a complaint or engaging in whistleblowing in the workplace. This is why Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws protect employees from retaliation at work. If you believe that you are being retaliated against, it is very likely that you will be able to take successful legal action.

What consequences do retaliatory managers face?

If you recently reported the company you work for because you believe that they were violating the law, it is likely that you took action because you simply wanted to do the right thing. You probably never considered the possibility that taking this action would have a negative impact on your career. Any negative reaction taken as a consequence of an employee reporting a company for misconduct is known as employee retaliation, and it is illegal.

Can bullying be a form of workplace retaliation?

If you have made a complaint about an event that occurred in your workplace or if you have complied with the requests of an investigation at your workplace, you will be legally protected from any type of workplace retaliation in the aftermath. This means that your employer cannot take any negative action against you as a result of you taking such actions. For example, they cannot fire you, lower your hours, demote you or subject you to disciplinary treatment.

How can I show that my firing was retaliation?

If you have recently been fired from your job in the state of Pennsylvania, it is likely that you will be feeling upset and confused. You will probably also be worried about finances since you no longer have a stable source of income. If you recently made a complaint at work, you may also wonder if the firing was a form of workplace retaliation.

Looking for signs of employer retaliation

Sometimes employees witness wrongdoing in their places of work. Many choose to do nothing for fear of jeopardizing their employment, but others decide to speak out about this wrongdoing. It is praiseworthy to step up and do the right thing when we see something wrong. However, it is quite understandable to ignore these behaviors in order to save our jobs.

What would constitute retaliation for filing an employment law action?

If an employee files an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint against his or her employer, the employee will receive legal protection from "retaliation" for filing that complaint. Retaliation in this context refers to a negative action against the employee in response to his or her exercising the legal right to file an EEOC complaint. When employees are retaliated against, they can pursue additional legal damages and remedies as a result of that retaliation.