There are many misconceptions that employees have about the concept of retaliation. Retaliation occurs when an employer takes some type of adverse action against an employee after the employee has engaged in some type of behavior that displeases the employer. In some situations, the action of the employer may be completely legal, but, in other cases, the employee may be eligible to recover compensation due to the employer’s unlawful acts.
At The Law Offices of Laura J. Farris in Carlsbad, we assist and advise clients who wish to consider their options regarding their retaliation claims. We carefully examine your case to determine whether or not your employer’s actions were proper under the law, and then help you determine how you wish to move forward with your claims. We provide each client with personalized representation to help him or her remain engaged, informed and involved throughout the process.
When your employer decides to take action against you, it can make you feel like you have no choice but to accept the consequences that are being handed down. Know that this is not the case. You need to make sure that you protect your rights at all times, because your employer will continue to retaliate unless you have someone on your side fighting for you.
Retaliation is most common in situations concerning:
The type of retaliation that the employer may decide to use can take many different forms. Your employer may reduce your hourly rate or salary that you receive. You could be demoted from your position, or suspended for a period of time. You may be forced to work unfavorable hours, or assigned to a different location. Retaliation may even include the termination of your position.
There is no sure way to know if your employer’s actions were permitted by California law without talking to an attorney. We can help you prove that your employer knew about protected activities and created adverse conditions or consequences because of your involvement of perfectly legal activities.
We will examine your case and provide you with options and strategies that can facilitate your best possible resolution. Call our Carlsbad office today at 760-729-0152, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your claim.