New York Retaliation Attorney
Workplace harassment is a common but unlawful activity found in many companies throughout New York and New Jersey. New York employment law states that if an employee complains about or opposes harassment or discrimination based on the employee’s race, color, disability, pregnancy, national origin, sex, gender, religion, age or sexual orientation, and then the employee is fired because of his/her complaints, that is unlawful retaliation.
Similarly, if the employee complains about or opposes sexual harassment and is fired because of his/her complaints, that is also unlawful retaliation. In fact, the worker need not be fired. If the employer demotes the worker or takes other negative actions against the worker that makes the employee’s work environment or job worse, that could also constitute unlawful retaliation.
In addition, if an employee complains about not receiving his/her wages, or the paycheck is wrong, or the employee complains about not receiving overtime pay and then the worker is fired, that too would be unlawful retaliation.
The sooner after the complaint that the adverse employment action by the employer takes place, the easier the employee’s case will probably be. Retaliation claims are often brought along with other claims, although they can also be brought on their own. For example, a worker may claim that she was sexually harassed by her boss and then fired after she complained about him to Human Resources.
Call today to discuss your case with a New York workplace retaliation attorney by calling 1-800-LOST-JOB (1-800-567-8562) or 1-877-4WAGESLAW (1-877-492-4375) .
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