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.