In the City of Angels, hard work and dedication should be rewarded, not penalized. However, there are instances when employers retaliate against employees who assert their rights. In this article, we will explore the concept of employer retaliation, how it manifests in the workplace, and how Moore Ruddell LLP can provide support if you find yourself in such a situation.
Retaliation in the workplace is a serious issue. It refers to a situation where an employer takes unfavorable action against an employee due to that employee exercising their legal rights. These rights may include filing a complaint about harassment or discrimination, standing up to harassment or discrimination in the workplace, participating in an investigation, raising safety concerns, or whistleblowing on illegal activities.
Such retaliatory action can come in various types of adverse employment actions. They might include demotion, termination, suspension, reassignment to less desirable tasks, or creating a hostile work environment. Any of these actions can have significant negative impacts on your career, finances, and overall wellbeing.
California law offers robust protection against workplace retaliation. The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits retaliation against employees who have lodged complaints about harassment or discrimination. Similarly, the California Labor Code and the Whistleblower Protection Act protect employees who report wage violations, safety violations, statutory violations, and fraud.
At Moore Ruddell LLP, we understand the complexities of retaliation cases and California employment law. Our team is committed to helping employees navigate these situations with knowledge and dignity. If you believe you are facing retaliation in the workplace, we can help you understand your options and potential next steps.
In our free consultation, we’ll listen to your story, review the facts, and provide guidance based on California employment laws. We’re here to support you, and our goal is to empower you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your situation.
Remember, standing up for your rights is not just lawful – it’s commendable. If you are retaliated against for asserting these rights, that’s where we come in.
You don’t have to face workplace retaliation alone. Reach out to us at Moore Ruddell LLP. Together, we can work towards fostering safer, fairer workplaces in Los Angeles and across California.
If you are facing an employment law issue, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We are here to help you protect your rights and get the justice you deserve.