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Berberian Ain, LLP Protects Employees from Workplace Retaliation
In California, all employees are protected by California statutes, rules and regulations from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. However, many employees in California are being made victims of employment discrimination and all sorts of retaliation in the workplace and they know do not how to protect themselves from these untoward incidents. If you feel that you are being retaliated in the workplace, you need to contact experienced employment retaliation claims attorneys right away.
Berberian Ain LLP’s legal team includes a highly experienced employment retaliation claims attorney. Call (818) 808-0048 for a free consultation.
What is Workplace Retaliation?
Basically, your employer is guilty of retaliation if he terminates you, demotes you or refuses to give you your bonus just because you filed a discrimination claim or harassment claim against your employer. Especially in whistle blowing cases, you cannot be retaliated against by your employer if you participated in a lawful investigation against your said employer. If this happens, you have a right to file employment retaliation claims and there is no better course of action than to immediately seek representation from skilled employment retaliation claims lawyers.
There are two ways that an employee can be made a victim of employment retaliation in the workplace. There is the direct and overt retaliatory act and the indirect or veiled retaliatory act.
Direct and overt retaliatory action – This is when an employer immediately retaliates against whistle-blowers. If you have been terminated immediately after you filed a discrimination claim in California against your employer, then it is easier to prove fault and claim damages against your erring employer.
- Indirect or veiled retaliatory action – if the acts of your employer are covert or veiled, like when you are discriminated or harassed or even demoted because of petty reasons, then you might have a California retaliation claim against your employer. In this case, U.S. Supreme Court opined that the circumstances of the situation should be taken into consideration in order to prove retaliation against the employer.
How to Prove Retaliation in the Workplace in California
In California, there are three factors that are required in order to prove employer retaliation in the workplace:
- Reporting Harassment: You must have engaged in protected rights, such as reporting harassment to your Human Resources department, the the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
- Adverse Employment Action: Your employer must institute a demotion or termination, which would be considered an “adverse employment action.”
- Prove the Connection: You must show that the adverse employment action was connected to your exercising of employment rights. This can be difficult if your employer is covering their tracks or refusing to cooperate. Seek the help of a Glendale employment retaliation lawyer from Berberian Ain, LLP for the experience you need to seek justice!
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Contact Us if You Are Concerned About Retaliation
If you have been demoted or admonished and you feel that you did not deserve the negative action against you by your employer, the first thing you should do is report the incident to your supervisor or request a dialogue to voice out your concerns. However, if you are not satisfied with the explanation or if your request was denied without a valid reason, then you need to contact our aggressive retaliation law attorneys in Glendale right away to make sure that your rights are protected.
In claiming damages for violation of California employment retaliation laws, it is just reasonable for the courts to require every complaint or claim to be backed up by evidence. At Berberian Ain LLP, our vast knowledge of California employment retaliation laws gives us an edge when gathering evidence to prove our clients’ claims.
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Your case may seem overwhelming in the beginning, but there are others who have been in similar situations and found a way forward. Our team can help you make the next steps. Contact Berberian Ain LLP today to schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyers. You can also call us at 818-808-0048.