Employer Retaliation: The Basics

Even though most people know that there are laws that protect employees from harassment and discrimination in the workplace, many are unaware that these same laws often protect employees from retaliation if they ever complain about discrimination or request accommodations for a disability. In fact, once you report perceived discrimination in good faith, you are protected from retaliation, even if no actual discrimination exists.

Retaliation can take many forms, including:

Essentially, as long as your employer's actions would prevent a reasonable person from making a complaint in a similar situation, it may constitute illegal retaliation.

If you believe you were a victim of retaliation in the workplace, you need an experienced, dedicated lawyer in your corner. Only then can you hope to hold employers accountable for their illegal acts.

Contact The Rose Law Group PLLC today and schedule your FREE initial consultation with a tenacious employment law attorney. You can email us online or call us toll free at 800-313-7791. From our office in Astoria, we serve clients throughout New York, including Queens and Long Island City. You have rights ― let us help protect them.

Is Your Employer Punishing You For Exercising Your Rights?

Simply put, your employer cannot terminate or punish you for simply reporting illegal activity or wrongful acts in the workplace. For instance, federal and state law protects you from retaliation when:

  • You report or complain about harassment or discrimination in the workplace.
  • You are a witness or participant in an investigation.
  • You refuse to engage in discriminatory or illegal activity.
  • You are a whistleblower, meaning you report illegal activity taking place in your workplace to the appropriate authorities.

If you suspect your employer is retaliating against you for engaging in any of the above activities, you should contact The Rose Law Group PLLC. We can help explain your rights and guide you through the often complex legal process.