Fort Lauderdale Employment Discrimination Attorneys Seek Compensation for Your Retaliation Claim
What is a retaliation claim?
Employers are restricted by law from taking retaliatory action against employees who file claims or lawsuits against them. These anti-retaliation laws apply even when a claim filed by an employee turns out to be unfounded. One in three employees who file claims against employers allege that a retaliation claim was filed against them.
Can retaliation apply to all employment discrimination claims?
Federal antidiscrimination laws are designed to prevent employment discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability and age. A growing body of law also seeks to prevent employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Discriminatory actions include favoritism in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation and various types of harassment.
If you are in the process of filing a claim or have filed a discrimination claim, you may be at risk of retaliation. The right of equal protection limits the power of the state and federal governments to discriminate in their employment practices. This includes treating employees, former employees or job applicants unequally because of protected status, such as sex, race or religion.
How can I prove my retaliation claim?
Retaliation is any unpleasant employment action taken against an employee who complained of discrimination, harassment or a breach of workplace law. It is retaliation to take adverse action against an employee who cooperates in the investigation of another person’s claim. An adverse action may be considered retaliatory whether carried out by the employer, managers or fellow employees.
Documentation of retaliation actions helps prove your claim. Some of the more common examples of adverse employment action are listed below:
Retaliation claims begin with the filing of a signed and dated complaint with a labor commissioner. A complaint cannot be filed electronically or by fax. It must be done in person. Statutes of limitations vary slightly by each state, but typically you have six months to file a complaint after the occurrence of the retaliation incident. Experienced employment lawyers in Fort Lauderdale help to simplify this process while protecting your rights.
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The experienced employment discrimination lawyers at the Law Offices of Andrew Alitowski, P.A. are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our office is near the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, and parking is free. We provide legal services on a contingency-fee basis, which means you don’t pay if we don’t win your case. Call 888.Ask.Andrew or contact us online today to talk to an experienced employment discrimination lawyer.