Under California law, unlawful Retaliation includes such things as an employee being subjected to negative treatment in the workplace because they engaged in a “protected activity.” Retaliatory treatment ranges from disciplinary action, negative performance reviews, denial of training, denial of promotions, denial of raises, and termination.
What is Retaliation?
Under California law, Retaliation is unlawful if it is based on a variety of protected activities, including:
- Reporting illegal conduct
- Refusing to engage in illegal conduct
- Reporting fraud
- Complaining of Harassment or Discrimination
- Filing a Wage Claim with the California Labor Commissioner
- Filing a lawsuit
- Filing a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
- Filing a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- Assisting another employee in the filing of a lawsuit or complaint of illegal activity
Employees should not have to choose between obeying the law and keeping their jobs. If you believe that you are or have been subjected to Retaliation, you should document the Retaliation and follow your employer’s internal policies or procedures for making a complaint. A record of this treatment and documentation of complaints is key evidence in any claim for Retaliation. If you believe that you may have been subjected to Retaliation, you may contact our offices for a free consultation.
Our offices generally represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that there is generally no fee for representation unless we obtain money for our clients.