Dedicated Defense Against Retaliation For Workers
Retaliation in the workplace is defined as when an employer punishes an employee for exercising his or her legal rights. The punishment can look different depending on the specific circumstances but can include change in job assignments, reduction in working hours, demotion or termination. While the type of retaliation may differ, one thing remains the same in all cases – it is illegal.
Have You Faced Unfair Retaliation In The Workplace?
If you faced unfair retaliation at work, the Pennsylvania employment lawyers at Krevsky Bowser can help. We have more than 75 years of combined legal experience, and a track record of success during negotiation, in mediation, and at trial.
Our attorneys can help you resolve a wide range of retaliation issues. Contact us if you faced retaliation due to:
- Requesting use of FMLA: The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible workers to take temporary leave from their job to care for their family or health in specific situations. Circumstances that call for FMLA may include adoption of a new child, a qualifying significant health problem or a critically ill family member.
- Taking vacation days or sick days: Employers might make employees feel as though they will be punished for taking their appropriate vacation and sick time. In some cases, they might actually punish a worker for taking their due vacation through low performance reviews, substantial extra work, termination or denial of promotion.
- Reporting sexual harassment or discrimination: Regardless of whether a worker’s allegation is true and accurate, employers and managers cannot retaliate against the worker for a report made in good faith.
- Challenging an employment contract: Your employment contract should contain fair terms. If you need to remind your employer of your rights by law or contract, they must not retaliate against you for doing so.
- Reporting illegal activities of your employer: A worker who reports crime within their company is called a “whistleblower.” Whistleblowers have special protections, which allow workers to step forward when they discover illegal activities such as insider trading, bribery, failure to maintain safe work conditions and more.
- Refusing to engage in illegal activity in the workplace: A worker who does not participate in illegal activities, such as fraud, cannot be punished for following the law.
Depending on your specific circumstances and your ultimate objectives, we can help you find the right resolution for your matter. This can include job reinstatement or compensation for your lost wages and suffering.