Employers that take retaliatory action against employees who have reported any type of discrimination or harassment are liable to face criminal charges. This is an illegal act that applies to contract workers as well as those employed “at will.”
There are a number of laws in California designed to protect workers against such retaliation
and to safeguard your continued employment. Our lawyers put your interests first and will work
diligently to ensure your case is handled with the utmost effectiveness and professionalism.
An attorney from Haeggquist & Eck, LLP will discuss with you a variety of choices and options
available if you feel that your employer is treating you inappropriately because you have filed
a complaint regarding harassment or discrimination in the workplace.
California has a broad range of anti-retaliation laws in addition to federal laws. It is illegal for employers to retaliate against workers who report any form of racial harassment, sexual harassment, religious harassment, sexual orientation or gender identity harassment, disability harassment, or national origin harassment. If your employer retaliated against you after you reported misconduct or participated in an investigation of his/her misconduct, you may be able to seek damages.