RETALIATION | WHISTLEBLOWER
Retaliation | Whistleblower
Speaking up against what’s wrong, doesn’t give employers the right to retaliate.
Under State and Federal law, employers are prohibited from retaliating (discharging, dismissing, or otherwise discriminating) against any person because that employee has opposed certain illegal practices or has made a complaint, testified against, or assisted in certain proceedings. An employer prohibited from retaliating against an employee for reporting any discrimination based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation. By the same token, it is unlawful to retaliate against an employee for taking pregnancy and/or medical leave, or needing a reasonable accommodation to perform their duties.
Additionally, an employer cannot retaliate against employees for complaining about, or reporting the company’s failure to pay proper wages (including overtime), workplace safety problems and violations, and/or reporting illegal practices. It is also unlawful to retaliate against an employee who refuses to engage in illegal or unsafe activities.
At Ghuman Law Firm, we have experience litigating retaliation of employees.