You Have The Right To Make Claims Against Your Employer
Did you report workplace safety violations? Or did you make a reasonable disability accommodation request? Sometimes when workers do these things, their employer retaliates. If this happened to you, you may be able to hold your employer accountable.
At The Mirroknian Law Firm, PC, we protect workers in Southern California who have experienced workplace retaliation. Whether you were a whistleblower or you requested an accommodation or leave, your employer cannot retaliate against you. This can be a complex matter, so it is best to work with an experienced employment law attorney. Reza Mirroknian has protected the rights of individuals for 20 years. He will listen to you and thoroughly explain your options.
What Is Workplace Retaliation?
California is an at-will employment state, but that does not mean you can be fired in violation of the law. Your employer also may not take other adverse employment actions, such as demoting you, in the following situations:
- Taking a protected leave such as Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time
- Requesting a reasonable accommodation for a disability
- Filing a discrimination claim
- Reporting sexual harassment
- Filing for workers’ compensation
Additionally, employers are prohibited from retaliating against whistleblowers. A whistleblower is someone who makes complaints or files claims about health and safety violations, or who reports fraud. There are state and federal laws protecting whistleblowers.
Retaliation can include actions such as demotion, punishment, poor employment evaluations that are unjustified and termination. If you are not sure whether your employer retaliated against you, speak with our lawyers. We will listen to your story and discuss how we may help.