California workers have laws that protect them from workplace discrimination and harassment. Unfortunately, there are many cases when workers face retaliation form their employers after protecting their rights. Our Los Angeles employment law attorneys explain if California workers can file a retaliation suit against their employers.
What Is Considered Retaliation?
Retaliation is when an employer punishes a worker for engaging in activities that are “protected” under state and federal laws. For example, an employer can’t retaliate against you for filing a workplace discrimination or harassment complaint or for reporting illegal activities occurring in the company. Common types of workplace retaliation behavior include salary reduction, unfair demotions, firing, and more.
Can I File a Retaliation Lawsuit Against My Employer?
Under California employment law, employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who report legal violations, file discrimination or harassment complaints, request reasonable accommodations, or assist in a judicial investigation against the company. With the help of an experienced attorney, you may be able to file a retaliation suit against your employer. If you were fired as a form of retaliation, you might be able to file a wrongful termination suit.
Below are some of the general damages you can file a retaliation claim for:
- Damages for emotional distress arising from your mistreatment at work. This could include physical pain, anxiety, etc.
- Damage was done to your professional reputation due to a demotion or denied work opportunities
- Loss of wages from a demotion or denial of a raise
Filing a Retaliation Lawsuit with an Experienced Attorney
If you are dealing with workplace retaliation, our team at Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC is here to help you. Our clients benefit from an entire staff of highly qualified legal professionals who collaborate to review every case. We bring together decades of experience in employment law. We will pursue an effective and personalized strategy for your best possible outcome. Our team is ready to help you with your case from beginning to end.
Call our experienced Southern California employment attorneys today at (213) 292-5444 to schedule a consultation!