Workplace Retaliation Is A Serious And Common Problem
State and federal laws protect employees who bring claims against their employers. The law also protects those who help another employee to bring his or her own claim of workplace retaliation. Employees have the right to speak out against their employer’s illegal actions. This includes bringing a claim for unfair treatment at work, whistleblowing, lodging a complaint or reporting their employer’s illegal acts. Retaliation claims often go hand in hand with other employment law actions. For example, if you submitted a complaint to your employer regarding discrimination or harassment at work, and you were fired as a result of that complaint, you may have a retaliation claim as well as a claim for the underlying unfair treatment. If you believe that your employer retaliated against you, an attorney at NachtLaw can help you understand your options. We are experienced at investigating and pursuing a wide range of employment law claims, including retaliation and whistleblower claims. Contact our law firm to set up a confidential consultation with our Michigan employee retaliation protection attorneys.
Effectively Handling Retaliation Claims
Your boss is prohibited from job discrimination for:
- Reporting your employer’s illegal actions to law enforcement or a government agency, whether the local police, the IRS or the SEC
- Filing for workers’ compensation benefits
- Taking maternity or paternity leave under the FMLA
- Assisting with an investigation against your employer
- Filing a complaint for discrimination, sexual harassment or a hostile work environment
- Filing a wage and hour law claim for unpaid overtime
Retaliation could include being fired, demoted, denied a promotion or otherwise unfairly treated at work in retaliation for exercising your rights under the law. At NachtLaw, we enforce and protect the rights of whistleblowers. Our Michigan employee retaliation protection attorneys have extensive experience pursuing claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and in the courts.
Ready To Represent You In Your Retaliation Matter
We will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and help you pursue a claim against your employer for retaliation. Contact our attorneys to set up a consultation to discuss your employment claim. With offices in Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Traverse City, NachtLaw serves clients throughout Michigan.