Retaliation is any adverse action an employer takes against you for asserting your rights under Federal, State and Local employment laws. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act makes it illegal for employers to fire, demote or otherwise “retaliate” against employees or applicants because they filed a discrimination charge or participated in an employment discrimination proceeding, such as a lawsuit or investigation. Discrimination law prohibits retaliation in the form of denying hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits and any other term or condition of employment. Note: To bring certain retaliation claims, you must have already filed a lawsuit or made a formal complaint with an administrative agency. If you have not yet lodged a complaint with your employer, you should always seek legal advice before you speak out to make sure that you will have some form of legal protection. If you start speaking out without getting legal advice, and you do not have any legal protection against retaliation, you might find yourself in a position where your employer can legally fire you. Don’t Guess – Ask.
Find Out If You Have Grounds for an Employment Lawsuit
Federal and New York State employment laws encourage you to assert your employment rights when you genuinely believe your rights are being violated in the workplace. If you believe your employer has retaliated against you, an experienced employment law attorney can determine if you have grounds for an employment lawsuit.
Contact the New York City Law Offices of William Cafaro today if you feel you are a victim of retaliation in the workplace at (212) 583-7400 to arrange an appointment to discuss your situation. There is no charge for an initial consultation and you don’t pay any attorney fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.
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