San Diego Workplace Retaliation Attorneys
Were You Punished for Reporting Discrimination at Work?
Employers that take retaliatory action against employees who have reported any type of discrimination or harassment are liable to face criminal charges. This is an illegal act that applies to contract workers as well as those employed “at will.”
Some acts of workplace retaliation can include:
- Terminating or demoting an employee
- Reassigning an employee to a different role or location as punishment
- Denying a promotion or pay raise
- Modifying the worker's duties or schedule
- Creating a hostile work environment
- Excluding the employee from normal activities to isolate him/her
There are a number of laws in California designed to protect workers against such retaliation and to safeguard your continued employment. Our lawyers put your interests first and will work diligently to ensure your case is handled with the utmost effectiveness and professionalism.
An attorney from Haeggquist & Eck, LLP will discuss with you a variety of choices and options available if you feel that your employer is treating you inappropriately because you have filed a complaint regarding harassment or discrimination in the workplace.
Our Attorneys Help Retaliation Victims Seek Compensation
California has a broad range of anti-retaliation laws in addition to federal laws. It is illegal for employers to retaliate against workers who report any form of racial harassment, sexual harassment, religious harassment, sexual orientation or gender identity harassment, disability harassment, or national origin harassment. If your employer retaliated against you after you reported misconduct or participated in an investigation of his/her misconduct, you may be able to seek damages.
Compensation for victims of employer retaliation can include:
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings
- Lost benefits
- Emotional trauma and distress
- Damages for harm to your reputation
- Attorneys fees and legal costs
- Reinstatement of position
- Other damages
If you have experienced retaliation or serious and persistent hostility in the workplace after reporting any of these forms of discrimination, you may be eligible for just compensation. Our lawyers at Haeggquist & Eck, LLP will work to see that you are compensated for damages you suffered, and will see that the retaliation is stopped by obtaining an injunction from the court.
A Better Chance at Reaching Favorable Outcomes
The San Diego retaliation attorneys at Haeggquist & Eck, LLP are thoroughly experienced in employment law and have a long track record of success for our clients. We provide protection against employer retaliation and other forms of employment discrimination and harassment, and we are dedicated to justice and the rights of the individual in the workplace.
If you feel that you have been retaliated against unjustly in the form of harassment, firing, demotion or failure to receive an appropriate promotion, denial of benefits, or in any other way, contact Haeggquist & Eck, LLP online today for a free case evaluation and exceptional representation.
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- Meals & Rest Breaks
- Misclassification of Employees
- Pregnancy Disability Law
- Sexual Harassment
- Unpaid Wages & Overtime
- Wrongful Termination
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