Workplace retaliation is an act or omission by an employer intended to have an adverse effect on an employee who has objected to sexual harassment, discrimination, or other types of illegal activity. Retaliation may also occur where a working woman has sought or taken leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. If you have been the victim of retaliation, Hollifield Legal Centre is available to provide you with the information and legal support you need to protect your rights.
We protect the rights of working women who object to harassment, discrimination, and other illegal activities. If you object to or complain about a violation of law attributable to your employer, you deserve protection. Contact our offices to learn more about your rights and remedies involving retaliation and whistleblower law.
Our retaliation lawyer Travis R. Hollifield can assist you with any of the following:
Retaliatory termination, pay-cuts, demotions, and unwanted transfers
Subtle forms of retaliation
One type of retaliation is where the victim can show a tangible adverse employment action including termination, a pay-cut, or another demonstrable act that caused economic injury or significantly altered the terms and conditions of the employment relationship. If you complained about an employer’s illegal actions and were transferred to a different location or you lost certain benefits, you could claim that you suffered from an act of retaliation. Retaliation also includes more subtle acts, such as changes to your work shift. The court will look at the context and the particular circumstances surrounding your claim to determine the effects of an act of retaliation. You may have had child care needs and now a retaliatory shift change prevents you from managing those needs.
Whistleblower law protects certain people who object to a policy or practice that violates a law, rule, or regulation pertaining to the business of the employer. For instance, an individual who objects to sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and other illegal activities would likely be protected by several statutes including Florida’s whistleblower laws. At Hollifield Legal Centre, we have represented working women in cases involving a wide variety of workplace misconduct. If you are interested in learning more about workplace retaliation and whistleblower protections, please contact Hollifield Legal Centre.
Our office is located in Winter Park, Florida, just off of Park Avenue.
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Contact Hollifield Legal Centre today for more information about your rights.