Retaliation is when your employer takes a retaliatory action against you, usually suspension or termination, because you engaged in a “protected activity,” such as reporting sexual harassment, opposing discrimination, opposing the failure to pay minimum wage or overtime wages or opposition to unlawful conduct performed by the employer (whistleblowing). If you believe that you may be a victim of workplace retaliation, contact a Columbus employment retaliation lawyer online or at 614.610.9755 for a free and confidential consultation.
It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee for engaging in a protected activity. To prevail on a claim for unlawful retaliation, the employee’s retaliation lawyer must prove:
Contact an Ohio employment attorney immediately. Many legal remedies are bound by strict time limitations, so if you wait too long, you could forfeit your claims.
You are protected from retaliation. If you stand up for someone else who is being subjected to unlawful conduct, you are still protected. Reporting the unlawful conduct to your employer is still considered a “protected activity” even though you were not the one who was subjected to the unlawful conduct. It is important to make sure the employer has knowledge that you reported the unlawful conduct. Anonymous reports are not enough.
If you believe your employer is retaliating against you, contact The Friedmann Firm. Our Columbus retaliation attorneys will protect you.