Retaliation in the Workplace

Washington DC Federal Employment Law Attorney

Retaliatory actions against an employee who makes complaints about their rights in the workplace are unlawful under state and federal law. If you have a legitimate and reasonable complaint against your employer, such as matters concerning discrimination, sexual harassment, a protected whistleblower disclosure, or any other violation pertaining to your employment rights, you cannot be targeted with any type of retaliation for reporting your complaint to the proper agency or authorities.

If you believe you were subjected to any adverse action, or a prohibited personnel practice because of a complaint, participation in an investigation, making a protected disclosure or the filing of a lawsuit against your employer, it is important that you consult with a Washington DC federal employment lawyer at Solomon Law Firm, PLLC as soon as possible. The firm has focused on federal employment law matters for many years and has had successfully handled hundreds of cases asserting the rights of federal employees.

Federal Law Protects You in Cases of Retaliation

The law protects employees from being penalized by employers in cases where employee rights have been violated. Adverse actions that an employer might take as a retaliatory measure against such an employee include disciplinary actions, demotion, pay reduction, negative employment performance evaluations or reports, termination of employment, warnings, changes in job assignment, changes in shift assignments, and more. Retaliation may also come in the more subtle form of hostile attitudes or behavior directed at the complaining employee from his or her co-workers, supervisors, managers, human resources personnel, and others in the workplace, making the work environment extremely unpleasant and inhospitable.

Even if your work-related complaint turns out to be inaccurate, you cannot be punished for making a formal complaint about what you believed to be a workplace violation. If this describes your situation, it is recommended that you get the experienced legal help you need from a DC federal employment lawyer at the firm immediately.

Contact a DC Federal Employment Law Attorney at the firm today if you have been subjected to retaliation in the workplace for making a complaint.

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