You shouldn't have to worry about your employer retaliating against you. However, unfortunately, employees face retaliation every day. There are various different ways that an employer could retaliate against you, such as by firing you or reducing your work hours. There are also many reasons why employers retaliate against their employees, such as in the cases below. If you feel that you have been retaliated against by your employer for one of these reasons or any other reason, you should contact a retaliation attorney to provide you with the legal representation that you need.
You Have Reported Your Employer for Unsafe Work Conditions
You should be able to feel safe while you're at work. Of course, due to their very nature, some positions and industries are more dangerous than others; however, you should be able to count on your employer to take the necessary steps to make the workplace as safe as possible. If you don't feel as if your workplace is safe, you might have reported your employer for safety violations. Unfortunately, this could lead to retaliation, and there is a chance that your employer has not taken action to remedy the safety violations or make the workplace a safer environment, either.
You've Been Injured While on the Job
If you are injured while on the job, you are supposed to be able to count on your employer's workers' compensation insurance to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. You should also be able to count on your employer to not treat you unfairly or in a retaliatory manner after filing a workers' compensation claim, but unfortunately, this is not always the case.
You Have Reported Someone for Sexual Harassment
People are sexually harassed at work in a number of different ways, from seemingly minor yet offensive comments to much more serious behavior. If you have recently reported one of your superiors to human resources or another department in your business, or if you have taken legal action, there is a chance that you are also a victim of retaliatory behavior for standing up for yourself in this manner. This is something that a retaliation attorney might be able to assist you with.
You've Reported Your Employer for Discrimination
Unfortunately, even in today's world, there are still people who have to worry about facing discrimination at work. Employees are sometimes discriminated against due to their age, race, sexual orientation, gender, and more. Not only can a lawyer help you if you have been facing this type of discrimination at work, but a good retaliation attorney can also help you if your employer retaliates against you after you report them or take other action due to the discrimination that you have had to face.
If you're unsure if your situation could benefit from the help of a retaliation lawyer, consider contacting a firm today.