Federal law makes it illegal for your employer to discriminate against you or sexually harass you, but those rights would be meaningless if your employer could retaliate against you with impunity for complaining. If you believe that anyone at your company has taken adverse actions against you for making a complaint of illegal workplace practices, the dedicated employment attorneys at Sanford Law Firm in Birmingham are ready to fight to stop the retaliation and get you compensated for any damages you may have suffered as a result.
The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Act protects employees from sexual harassment as well as discrimination based on race, gender, disability, age, religion and certain other characteristics. The law also prohibits retaliation against employees for engaging in certain “protected activities” related to its enforcement. These include:
Retaliation is any adverse action taken for the purpose of punishing you for engaging in protected activity, including:
If you suspect that your employer is retaliating against you for engaging in protected activities, our employment lawyers will review the facts of your situation and advise you if you have a legal claim.
If you do have a case for retaliation, we are ready to push promptly for a resolution in your favor. After investigating the facts and assembling evidence, we make a demand that the employer cease all adverse actions and compensate you for any damages suffered as a result. If your employer is unwilling to comply, we will file charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The standard of proof is that it is more likely than not that any adverse job action was motivated by retaliation. This can be shown by evidence of:
We will present the strongest case that is supported by the facts and evidence and will vigorously contest your employer’s defenses.
Retaliation can include adverse actions taken by workers outside of management. For instance, if a woman accuses a male co-worker of sexual harassment, and he or another co-worker defames her or makes her job more difficult, that constitutes retaliation. Furthermore, if management doesn’t stop the adverse actions, it may also be liable. We are ready to bring a case against anyone in the organization who engages in retaliation or who allows it to continue.
Sanford Law Firm handles all types of claims where Alabama employees face discrimination, workplace harassment or retaliation. Please call 205-675-0726 or contact us online to schedule a meeting at our office on Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North in Birmingham.