Leveling The Field In Employer Retaliation Cases
When you are suffering from retaliation at work, your employer may lead you to believe that you only have two options: quit or endure this unlawful practice. What your employer doesn’t want you to consider is a third choice: taking legal action.
Employers will do everything in their power to avoid the publicity and legal headaches that accompany a retaliation lawsuit. When you turn to our team at Sam Nicholson Law Office, PLLC, we will help you receive the justice you deserve for the indignities you suffered at work. Our lead attorney, Sam Nicholson, draws on his substantial insight in state and federal employment laws to get the best results possible for his clients.
You do not need to face this legal matter alone. When you work with us, we will use our experience to level the field for you.
What You Need To Know About Protected Activities
Laws protect employees who assert their rights by participating in a “protected activity.” A protected activity could include filing a discrimination claim, requesting time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or filing a whistleblower claim. If you submit a complaint with your human resources department or the EEOC, your employer is prohibited from retaliating against you.
Unfortunately, not all employers follow the law. They may use subtle tactics to intimidate employees into dropping their complaints. If you believe that your employer has punished you for asserting your workplace rights, you should contact us.
Common Forms Of Retaliation
Retaliation, also known as “adverse action,” takes many forms including:
- Threatening or assaulting the employee
- Taking unwarranted disciplinary measures
- Refusing to hire or promote an employee
- Submitting untruthful employee evaluations
- Demoting or reassigning an employee
- Firing an employee
We understand that you may feel overwhelmed or anxious when you think about filing a retaliation claim against your employer. Before you take action, consult with us for free. Attorney Nicholson will give you an honest assessment of your case. He will clearly explain your options and their possible outcomes so that you know what to expect.
We have helped many Kentucky employees navigate the legal process and have a strong record of results. We are ready to protect your rights when you have been wronged at work.