We represent employees who have been retaliated against by their employers for engaging in protected activity. Retaliation occurs when an employer knowingly and unlawfully punishes an employee for exercising his or her protected rights as defined under the law. Your written or verbal speech or conduct at work may amount to protected activity as defined under the law and you may have been punished by your employer because of it.
However, not every complaint or grievance that an employee files equates to protected activity. Similarly, not every contact with a manager or the Human Resources Department rises to the level of protected activity.
Therefore, if you believe you have been retaliated against by your employer as a result of your protected activity, you need to consult with an attorney who can determine what, if any, legal remedies may be available to you. Contact our firm to learn more about your legal rights and your options.