Fighting Back against Employer Retaliation
California law1 and federal statutes provide workers with a number of rights and protections – including the right to report an employer’s potentially illegal actions without being subjected to employer retaliation.
Despite this legal protection, however, employers do not always comply with the law – and some may even retaliate against workers who have the courage to stand up for what is right.
At Koron & Podolsky, LLP, our Sherman Oaks attorneys have extensive experience helping the targets of employer retaliation fight back and pursue all available legal remedies. Dedicated to protecting workers’ rights through all phases of litigation, our lawyers have a client-focused, results-driven approach you can rely on for effective legal advocacy – and the best possible resolution to your retaliation case.
How Employer Retaliation Can Occur
Employer retaliation can take many forms, and it often arises when workers have:
- Filed discrimination or harassment claims against employers
- Reported an OSHA safety violation to federal regulators
- Made formal complaints about other work environment issues
- Participated in the investigation or prosecution of an employer
- Refused to participate in or protested an employer’s illegal actions
- Made requests for reasonable accommodations for their disability
- Engaged in any other legally protected action.
Some common examples how employer retaliation can arise include (but may not be exclusive to):
- Failing to hire job applicants who have a filed a discrimination, harassment or whistleblower case against a past employer
- Demoting, laying off or firing workers for exercising their rights or reporting an employer’s wrongdoings
- Overlooking these workers for promotions, training opportunities and/or certain benefits
- Giving these workers unjustified negative performance evaluations
- Assigning these employees to unfavorable job duties and/or work schedules
- Subjecting these employees to harassment or a hostile work environment in an attempt to incite them to resign.
Potential Remedies for Retaliation Cases
When successful, retaliation cases can result in remedies that may include (but may not be limited to) damages for back pay, lost benefits, front pay, reinstatement, emotional distress and attorneys’ fees. Punitive damages may also be available in some cases.
Contact a Sherman Oaks Retaliation Attorney at Koron & Podolsky, LLP
If you have been the target of an employer’s retaliation, contact a Sherman Oaks retaliation attorney at Koron & Podolsky, LLP to find out more about your options for justice. Skilled at protecting our clients’ rights and advancing their interests in all phases of litigation, our lawyers are exceptional litigators who have the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to provide you with superior representation as we work on bringing your case to the best possible outcome.
Call us today at (818) 380-3077 or email us using the contact form on this page for more information about your potential case and how to proceed. From Sherman Oaks, our lawyers provide superior representation to people throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, and the state of California.
1: California Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA)