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Has Your Employer Fired You as Retaliation? Their Act is Likely Illegal – We Can Help

We are all potential victims when a commercial company or government entity breaks the law. Employees who report unlawful behaviors to the police or government authorities should be rewarded for their bravery rather than punished.

At DLC Law, we think that workers in California who speak up about employer abuses of workplace rights should not be subjected to negative consequences or the threat of retribution or wrongful termination.

Our wrongful termination lawyers represent employees who have been discriminated against or retaliated against by their employers after reporting illegal practices. If you have questions, or believe you have been wrongfully terminated as a form of retaliation, contact DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 for help.

Employee protections under California’s retaliation in the workplace laws

Workplace retaliation in California refers to acts taken by an employer to punish an employee who complains about, reports, or assists in the investigation of a violation of employee rights or illegal behavior.

Workplace retaliation laws in California protect you if you report or participate in an inquiry involving:

  • Harassment in the workplace
  • Sexual harassment.
  • Discrimination
  • Unpaid wages and overtime
  • Hazards in the workplace or workplace injuries
  • Participation in unlawful conduct and infringement of any employee right

Note that whether the employee’s complaint was taken to management or a bigger organization, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or whether the complaint was “true” or not, workplace retaliation is prohibited.

Examples of retaliation in the workplace

Workplace retaliation can take a variety of forms, each with varying degrees of severity. The following are some examples of workplace retaliation:

  • Reduction in rank
  • Receiving an unfavorable employment reference
  • Being moved to an undesirable location
  • Being reassigned to a worse shift
  • Termination without cause

If you believe you are the victim of workplace retribution, contact an employment law retaliation lawyer as soon as possible. Retaliation in the workplace is a time-sensitive issue, and your ability to bring a successful workplace retaliation case in California depends on how soon you react.

Potential damages you can recover in a retaliation case

In the event of workplace retaliation or wrongful termination, California wrongful termination statutes provide whistleblowers with three forms of damages:

  • Economic damages such as loss of earnings, job possibilities, and perks.
  • Non-economic damages include characteristics of emotional anguish caused by retribution on the job.
  • Punitive damages are intended to penalize the employer for their illegal conduct and to prevent a recurrence of the same scenario in the future.

If you have been the victim of workplace retaliation or wrongful termination, you may rely on DLC Law to help you. Call us now at (626) 285-8815 to request a consultation.

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