What should I know about employer retaliation?

When an employee takes a stand against their unsafe or unfair working conditions, or they report an act of discrimination that is occurring in the workplace, they should be free to do so without the fear of retaliation. The people who take a stand against wrongdoings in the workplace are those who are trying to better the situation for everyone, even if it means another person gets reprimanded. If you or someone you know has been discriminated in the workplace on account of their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, it should not be tolerated and someone should speak up.

Unfortunately, in a lot of situations, when a person speaks up against their employer, they may be retaliated against.The most common penalties that people who report wrongdoings in the workplace see are getting demoted, fired, or other missed opportunities. Victims should not be penalized for holding the discriminatory party responsible for their actions. Employees are protected on a Federal level under the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as at the state level with the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.

If you have faced any retaliation in the workplace because you reported discrimination or other wrongdoings, it is important that you speak with an experienced employment law attorney who can assist you in putting together a case. These cases may be difficult to pursue without any evidence of the discrimination so having a good lawyer on your side is really important.

If you need an experienced and dedicated attorney to assess your case, guide you through your options, and diligently advocate on your behalf, you should contact The Salvo Law Firm, P.C.