If your employer takes action against you for filing or threatening to file a complaint with the Labor Commissioner about your wages, reporting or filing a complaint about illegal workplace activity, participating in an investigation, you may have a case for retaliation. If you believe your employer has retaliated against you, call 888-762-0297 to discuss your case.
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What is retaliation?
A retaliation occurs whenever your employer takes negative actions against you for engaging in protected activities. This can include reducing your hours or pay, demotion, suspension, firing, or an unfavorable transfer (such as to a location further than your current worksite). If this sounds familiar, you may have a valid retaliation claim and need to consult a workplace retaliation lawyer.
Retaliation against witnesses
Retaliation by association
In some cases, employees with a close association to the person who filed a harassment or discrimination complaint can experience retaliation.
For example, threatening one or more family members working for the same employer with termination unless the person who filed the complaint withdraws it.
Another example could be the cancellation of a contract with a third-party vendor related to the person who filed the complaint, reducing their hourly rate, or the number of hours of service they provide.