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Retaliation at Work Houston Texas

Retaliation at Work in Houston, Texas

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RETALIATION FOR MAKING A COMPLAINT OF DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT

Retaliation in the workplace includes adverse (negative) action taken against an employee for filing or making a complaint of discrimination or harassment or for supporting another employee's complaint of discrimination or harassment. The most common type of retaliation claim involves an employee who complains to his or her employer that s/he is being harassed or discriminated against and then that employee begins to face unfair treatment (i.e., retaliation) by their employer because of their complaint(s). Employees also find themselves being retaliated against by their employer after they have filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the TWC (Texas Workforce Commission). You need to know that retaliation is unlawful!

RETALIATION FOR FILING A WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM:

In general, it is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against (for example, terminate) an employee for filing a workers' compensation claim after being injured on the job

RETALIATION FOR BEING A "WHISTLEBLOWER" (REPORTING ILLEGAL CONDUCT BY YOUR EMPLOYER):

The law also protects employees from retaliation from their employers when the employee has reported the employer's illegal behavior.

  • Termination;

  • Failure to Promote;

  • Underserved disciplinary actions;

  • Wage reduction;

  • Threats;

  • Schedule change;

  • Negative transfer, reassignment, or reclassification;

  • Interference with employee's benefits;

  • Undeserved/unreasonable change in job responsibilities;

  • And more!

If you have experienced any form of retaliation described above, you may have a claim of work retaliation against your employer. I can help! Contact me.

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