Trusted Retaliation Assistance for Orange County Employees
It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for reporting illegal activity such as harassment, unfair business practices, unsafe working conditions or other negligent behavior. If you are experiencing retaliation in your California workplace, the professional employment lawyers at Farnell & Norman, PC can help you.
Because Everyone Has the Right to a Respectful Work Environment
Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, it is unlawful for an employer to demote, suspend, terminate or harass any employee because she or he has engaged in protected activities. Such protected activities include protesting, resisting or otherwise “opposing” discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, sex, disability, national origin, age or religion. Retaliation by an employer is strictly prohibited, regardless of whether or not the employee is opposing personal harassment or that which is directed against a fellow employee.
No Matter What, You’re Protected
Moreover, this protection from retaliation is guaranteed under California state law, regardless of whether or not the original harassment or discrimination complaint is deemed valid. An employer may not take any adverse employment action against an employee that complains about discrimination or harassment, so long as the employee has a reasonable belief that what they are complaining about is unlawful harassment or discrimination.
Contact Farnell & Norman, PC Today
It’s extremely important that you work with an experienced employment law attorney to ensure that your rights are respected. It’s also essential to file a claim as soon as possible following any retaliatory action to ensure that statutes are met and evidence is protected.