Let Our Irvine Employment Law Attorney Fight for You
If you risk reporting
discrimination, unfair wages,
harassment, or any other type of illegal behavior in the workplace, your employer
should do whatever it takes to resolve the issue, not retaliate against
you. However, retaliation in the workplace occurs frequently in California.
No matter what, you must understand that employer retaliation is absolutely
illegal. If you believe you have experienced retaliation, our Irvine employment
The Law Offices of Thomas E. Rockett, III is ready to remedy the situation. We can thoroughly review your case and
determine all of your legal options to get the results you desire.
Laws Against Retaliation
Retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for engaging in
activity that is legally protected. Retaliation can include discipline,
negative job, demotion, salary reduction, firing, or any other negative
Fortunately, federal law protects you (the employee) from retaliation when
you report an adverse action – whether to your employer or to an
outside body, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Furthermore – under California Labor Code Section 98.6 – an
employer is prohibited from “retaliating, discriminating, or taking
adverse action against an employee or prospective employee for exercising
any right under the Labor Code, filing or participating in complaint with
the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), whistleblowing,
or participating in political activity or a civil suit against an employer,
among other activities.”
Remedies for retaliation include the following:
- Reinstatement of your old job
- Front pay, or an amount mean to pay for future wages due to retaliation
- Back pay, or wages you didn’t earn due to retaliation
- Double the amount of any back pay award
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If you have been mistreated by your employer, our Irvine employment lawyer
can protect your rights and fight tirelessly for you. Do not hesitate
to obtain the justice you deserve.
Contact us to discuss your legal options immediately.