We are often taught that doing the right thing will get us rewarded. Most of the time, this is true and those who exhibit honesty, integrity and care in their work will reap the rewards of such virtues over time. However, in some employment situations doing the right thing, or simply standing up for one's rights, can get a person in trouble. The topic of employer retaliation is one that a Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney can help with.
One thing that is important for California workers to know is that employees have key rights when it comes to working free from harassment, discrimination and threats of illegal retaliation. What is employer retaliation? A wrongful dismissal attorney can offer a thorough explanation as well as legal advice; in general, though, illegal retaliation is when an employee is fired or treated negatively for something such as reporting illegal activity in the workplace or pursuing a workers' compensation claim. Such retaliation can take many forms; it does not need to involve the employee being fired.
Employer retaliation is extremely harmful - not only is it illegal, but it can cause other employees to fear doing the right thing; it can create a hostile work environment; it can cause enormous personal distress for the person who was retaliated against; and it can stifle productivity in the workplace. A person who has been the victim of illegal retaliation can start the process of accountability by consulting with a workplace discrimination attorney.
An employee often feels powerless in a retaliation situation, and this is completely understandable given the circumstances. However, a worker can also have a powerful ally in an assertive attorney. The Law Offices of Allan A. Sigel, P.C. provide a space where a discriminated-against worker can explore his or her options with guidance and understanding. Sigel has won millions for his diverse clients and has gone up against many prominent employers. The attorneys working for Sigel have dealt with numerous complex cases and are ready to assist with beginning a claim of employer retaliation.