Employer Retaliation Lawyers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Employer retaliation can take on many forms, but it can impact your job and your career. If you believe you have been a victim of employer retaliation, the employer retaliation lawyers of Baton Rouge in the State of Louisiana at Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf may be able to help you. Our firm can review your case, and may be able to fight to help you seek damages for your lost compensation and damaged career. What are some types of employer retaliation? According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, employer retaliation can include:
- Low performance evaluations (without reason or in retaliation)
- Transferring you to a position that is less desirable, or lower-paying
- Verbal threats
- Increased scrutiny on the job
- Making work more difficult (like changing your schedule so that you cannot meet family responsibilities, taking back certain accommodations that made your job easier or possible to do)
- Being passed up for promotions or better positions that can advance your career
- Firing you
These are just some examples of retaliation. These actions can make life at your job difficult. Some people find life so challenging when an employer retaliates that they end up quitting their jobs. Others, may stay at a job, but endure abuse, get passed up for promotions, and find that their career stagnates. Yet others are fired, have their reputations ruined, or their careers damaged because an employer retaliated. For example, some individuals work in fields where the communities are small and a few leaders have the power to influence other employers. If an employer in this field retaliates, workers might find themselves having difficulty getting a job in their desired field. Have you been a victim of employer retaliation? You may have the right to fight back and seek damages from your employer. The employer retaliation lawyers of Miller, Hampton, & Hilgendorf in Baton Rouge in the state of Louisiana may be able to assist you.
In What Circumstances are Employees Protected From Retaliation in Louisiana?
Employees are protected from retaliation in a variety of circumstances. For example, if you report workplace sexual harassment, your employer should not retaliate against you for reporting a manager or a person in your company who is in a position of power. Unfortunately, sometimes, when workers report co-workers, managers, or leaders in their companies for sexual harassment, they may face retaliation. If you have refused a co-worker or manager’s sexual advances and are now facing retaliation on the job, you may also have a case of employer retaliation and may be able to seek damages. If you experience workplace discrimination from a co-worker, manager, or other worker, you should also be protected from employer retaliation, and may be able to seek damages for losses.
What is sexual harassment? Sexual harassment can include requests for sexual favors, unwanted sexual advancements, and verbal or physical harassment that involves sex or sexuality. A single offhand comment might not constitute sexual harassment. For example, a co-worker may be permitted to ask a co-worker out on a date. But, if the harassment, advancements, or requests for sexual acts are pervasive, interfere with a person’s ability to do his or her job, results in a hostile work environment, or affects a person’s employment, this could constitute sexual harassment.
What is discrimination? Employers are not permitted to make hiring, firing, promotion, or wage decisions on the basis of age, disability (or ability), genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex or gender. When employers discriminate against workers on the basis of their age, disability, genetics, national origin, race, religion, sex or gender, or because they are pregnant, this could be considered workplace discrimination.
Workers who are victims of sexual harassment or discrimination have the right to report these instances to their managers or to human resources. When workers report sexual harassment or discrimination, they should be protected from retaliation. If you suffer retaliation after reporting sexual harassment or discrimination, the employer retaliation law firm in Baton Rouge in the State of Louisiana at Miller, Hampton, & Hilgendorf may be able to help you.
There are other circumstances where employees are also protected from employer retaliation. If you act as a witness in a complaint, lawsuit, or investigation performed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, you are protected from retaliation. There are other situations where workers could be protected from retaliation. For example, if you refuse to follow instructions from a manager that would result in an act of discrimination or sexual harassment being performed, you would also be protected. Is employer retaliation making your job hard to do? Do you have questions about what your rights might be and what next steps you may be able to take? The employer retaliation law firm of Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf in Baton Rouge in the State of Louisiana may be able to help you.
Did You Uncover Salary Discrimination and Are Facing Challenges?
Employees have the right to talk to their co-workers about salary. If, in the process of having conversations with your co-workers, you learn that you might be the victim of salary discrimination or may not be receiving equal pay for equal work, you may have the right to ask for equal salary, and may have the right to demand fair pay. However, sometimes when employees ask for fair pay or reveal pay discrimination, they can face employer retaliation. If you uncovered salary discrimination on the job and were terminated, punished, reprimanded, or otherwise suffered threats or abuse as a result, you may have certain rights under the law. The employer retaliation law firm of Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf in Baton Rouge in the State of Louisiana may be able to help you fight for your rights, get backpay for lost wages due to wrongful termination, and may even be able to fight to help you get the equal pay you were entitled to receive.
Labor Lawyer in the State of Louisiana
Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf is a labor law firm in the State of Louisiana serving the city of Baton Rouge. Our labor lawyers can assist you with a range of labor and employment law issues—from employer retaliation to wage and hour lawsuits. More workers than ever are choosing to fight back when they experience employment sexual harassment, discrimination, or when they learn that they were not paid overtime, or that their employers are engaging in salary discrimination. If you experienced any of these wrongs, Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf may be able to help you.
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