As an employee, you are guaranteed certain rights under both state and federal labor laws. You are entitled to exercise these rights without the fear of retribution from your employer. Multiple state and federal laws are designed to protect you as the employee from employer retaliation. However, that doesn’t mean your employer will follow these laws. If you are facing employer retaliation, you need to speak with an experienced Cincinnati employment retaliation attorney as soon as possible.
At Coffman Legal, our legal team is well-versed in employment laws and how employers illegally retaliate against employees. For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits covered employers from retaliating against any employee who reports discrimination, files charges, testifies, or participates in an investigation against their employer. You should not be punished for reporting any misconduct or exercising your legal rights under federal or state labor regulations. To learn whether you have a valid claim for retaliation against your employer, contact our office to schedule an initial consultation.
Under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the employment regulations in place give employees protection against employers taking action against them for asserting their rights. That includes the right to be free from workplace harassment and discrimination. An employee who asserts their rights is engaged in a “protected activity.” Here is a look at some protected activities that are discussed under some federal or state employment laws:
To successfully prove retaliation, you must be able to tie your participation to a protected activity or their opposition to unlawful conduct with some type of adverse action your employer has taken against you. Examples of possible adverse employment actions under retaliation can include:
If you need assistance with pursuing an unlawful retaliation claim in Ohio, please contact Coffman Legal today to schedule an initial consultation. We can help you hold an employer accountable for illegal retaliation so it doesn’t happen to anyone else.