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San Antonio Employer Retaliation Attorneys Fight to Protect Complaining Employees

Texas labor lawyers safeguard workers’ rights to object to employment discrimination

It is against the law for your employer to discriminate against you or sexually harass you, but many employees are afraid that if they speak up, their employers will take negative actions against them. Fortunately, retaliation for complaining is also against the law and there are remedies available. If you believe that you are the victim of retaliation for complaining about employment discrimination, sexual harassment or any other illegal practice, the dedicated employment attorneys at Sanford Law Firm in Birmingham will act quickly to stop the retaliation and win you compensation for any damages you may have suffered as a result.

Knowledgeable attorneys counsel employees on their protected activities and employer retaliation

The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Act, in addition to protecting employees from numerous forms of discrimination, also prohibits retaliation against employees for engaging in related “protected activities.” Those include:

  • Filing or participating in an EEO investigation or case
  • Discussing discrimination or harassment with a manager or supervisor
  • Requesting an accommodation for disability or religious reasons
  • Refusing to follow orders of a discriminatory nature
  • Resisting or protecting others from unwanted sexual advances
  • Asking managers or co-workers for salary information in order to investigate possible wage discrimination
  • Opposing discrimination or harassment by any legal means

Retaliation is any action taken for the purpose of punishing someone for engaging in protected activity. Such actions include:

  • Undeserved reprimands
  • Verbal or physical abuse
  • Defamatory statements
  • A poorer job evaluation than you deserve
  • Increased scrutiny of your job performance for no good reason
  • Reporting or threatening to report you to government authorities
  • Making your job more difficult

If you suspect that your employer is retaliating against you for engaging in protected activities, we can review the facts of your situation and advise you whether the conduct is in violation of law.

Determined employee advocates prosecute retaliation charges

If you have a case for retaliation, our dedicated employment lawyers are ready to push promptly to enforce your rights. We begin by assembling evidence of the protected activity and retaliatory conduct and notifying your employer of the illegality. If your employer is unwilling to fix the problem, we will file charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Prevailing on the claim requires proof that it is more likely than not that an adverse job action was caused by retaliation. Evidence to support your case may include:

  • Suspiciously close timing between the protected activity and the adverse action
  • Verbal or written statements that indicate retaliation
  • A false reason given for the adverse action

We will present the strongest case that the facts and evidence support and will vigorously contest your employer’s defenses.

Can you charge a co-worker with retaliation?

Retaliation is not limited to adverse actions by your employer or supervisor. Even a co-worker with no authority over you can be guilty of retaliation. For instance, if you are sexually harassed and your harasser or the harasser’s friend defame or abuse you, that is also considered retaliation. Furthermore, if the company’s management doesn’t stop the retaliation, it might also be liable. We are ready to bring a case against anyone who engages in retaliation or is responsible for letting it continue.

Contact an accomplished Texas attorney regarding a wage or overtime dispute

Sanford Law Firm represents Texas workers who face any kind of illegal discrimination, workplace harassment or retaliation. For a consultation regarding employer retaliation and your legal options, please call 833-295-1994 or contact us online. Our office is on Stone Oak Parkway in San Antonio and we serve clients throughout Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and Wilson counties. We offer flexible scheduling to meet your needs.

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