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What Should I Do If I Am the Victim of Workplace Retaliation?

Written by Ankin Law Office

Not only are employees protected from workplace harassment and discrimination, but they are also protected from workplace retaliation. Workplace retaliation occurs any time an employer punishes an employee for asserting his or her legal rights.

Common types of workplace retaliation include:

  • Demotions
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Dismissals
  • Salary reductions
  • Hour reductions
  • Shift reassignments
  • Changes in job responsibilities

Employees are protected against workplace retaliation in a number of circumstances, including:

  • Opposition to unlawful employment practices such as discrimination or wage and hour violations. Protected actions includes complaining about the alleged misconduct, threatening to file charges, or refusing to follow an order that the employee reasonably believes is discriminatory or violates wage and hour laws. In order for opposition to be protected from retaliation, the employee must have a reasonable, good-faith belief that the employment practice violates anti-discrimination or wage and hour laws.
  • Participation in a legal proceeding involving discrimination or wage and hour violations, including filing charges, cooperating with an investigation, or serving as a witness.

The Chicago class action attorney at Ankin Law Office, LLC are dedicated to protecting employees who are the victims of discrimination, wage and hour violations, or workplace retaliation. If you have a claim against your employer or former employer, you need an attorney who is knowledgeable about employment laws, experienced handling employment claims, and dedicated to protecting employee rights. The Chicago class action attorneys at Ankin Law Office are all of these things and more. We are highly skilled litigators with considerable experience handling class action lawsuits and fighting for the rights of workers.

Contact us today at (312) 600-0000 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago employment class action attorneys.