Attorneys Who Protect Employees

Sacramento Retaliation Attorneys 

When Employers Retaliate Against Employees Illegally

Retaliation on the job has many potential triggers and can take many forms, but according to California’s employment laws, it is illegal as an employer’s response to an employee’s lawful actions, such as:

  • Formally or informally complaining about discrimination, harassment, or other unlawful employment practices in the workplace
  • Reporting a hostile work environment
  • Blowing the whistle after witnessing fraud or other illegal activities on the job
  • Participating in investigations into allegations of illegal discrimination, fraud, and other violations of laws and regulations
  • Taking a family or medical leave as allowed by law

These and other activities by employees are considered protected activities when they are specific rights that are afforded to employees and workers according to state and federal employment laws.

For more than 30 years, Velez Law Firm has provided California employees with information, guidance, and advocacy as they seek to understand and exercise their rights to freedom from retaliation.

Examples of Unlawful Retaliation

Terminating  an employee who has spoken out against sexual harassment or transferring an employee to a less desirable office location are examples of illegal retaliation. 

Other examples include:

  • Termination
  • Demotions

All these and other illegal penalties are ways in which employers often retaliate against employees. Retaliation may or may not be out in the open, but employees who experience it normally understand the messages that their employers are communicating to them. Their superiors obviously want them to be quiet and stop asserting their rights.

Case Results
  • Age / Gender Discrimination $5.2m Verdicts And Settlements
  • Medical Professional Disability Discrimination $1.8m Employment Discrimination
  • Retaliation For Use Of FMLA / CFRA Leave $1.5m Verdicts And Settlements
  • Age Discrimination $1.1m Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment Verdict / Judgment $1.1m Employment Harassment
  • African American Race Harassment $250k Verdicts And Settlements
  • CELA
  • Daily Journal
  • California Bar
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