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Los Angeles Employee Retaliation Lawyer

Los Angeles Employee Retaliation Attorney

Workers in various industries often face difficult situations at work. Some of these situations may require engaging in “protected” actions, which are legally valid actions employees may take without fear of losing their jobs. Unfortunately, some employers engage in retaliatory actions against employees’ lawful, protected actions. When retaliation occurs, it’s easy for the employee to feel isolated and helpless, but the right Los Angeles employee retaliation attorney can provide the guidance and support they need to approach the situation with confidence.

Legal Counsel for Los Angeles Retaliation Disputes

Canlas Law Group has years of experience representing Los Angeles, CA, employees across all industries in legal cases involving retaliation. Some retaliation cases revolve around valid workers’ compensation claims or medical leave requests. Others are whistleblower retaliation cases resulting from employees testifying against their employers’ illegal activities or regulatory noncompliance. Whatever your case may entail, the Canlas Law Group can help you determine your best options for legal recourse when you are the victim of retaliation at work.

Why Should I Hire a Los Angeles Employee Retaliation Attorney?

It’s common for employees in various industries to face retaliation without being aware of the legal protections to prevent this type of behavior. Unfortunately, retaliation can make an employee’s job more difficult or generate a hostile work environment for the employee and result in tangible losses.

When you have experienced retaliation in response to a legally protected action in Los Angeles, CA, it’s vital to know your rights and the value an experienced Los Angeles employee retaliation attorney can provide to your situation. You could have more options for legal recourse than you think, and an experienced legal team is the best asset you can have if you want to fully exercise your legal rights. You can rely on the Canlas Law Group to help you obtain the evidence you need to prove you experienced retaliation. We will help you gather statements from coworkers and other parties who may help you prove the truth behind your experience. Our team will also assist you in determining whether you have grounds to seek compensation for any damages your employer’s actions caused.

Examples of Retaliation

The term “retaliation” is broad and applies to many different situations. Ultimately, if an employer takes adverse action against an employee in response to the employee exercising a legally protected action in good faith, the employer is guilty of retaliation. “Good faith” is another important term in retaliation cases. The employee’s protected action must be made in good faith, meaning they had no ulterior motive for the action. For example, if an employee reports their employer for violating an applicable regulation in hopes of causing economic harm to the employer or to otherwise spite the employer, this would not be an action in good faith.

Legally protected actions made in good faith that most often lead to retaliation claims include:

  • Whistleblower actions. If your employer has violated applicable regulations under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or any other regulatory entity, you have the right to report your findings in good faith if you are concerned about these actions endangering the health and safety of you, your coworkers, your customers, or other parties.
  • Medical leave requests. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows any worker to request up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to address a medical condition or a family member’s medical condition. If an employer fires an employee for making this request, this would be FMLA retaliation.
  • Workers’ compensation claims. All California employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance and provide injured workers with the forms they need to file claims for workers’ compensation benefits. If an employer fires, demotes, or otherwise penalizes an employee who requests workers’ compensation claim forms, this would constitute illegal retaliation.
  • Legal actions. Employees have the right to file legal disputes against their employers in good faith. For example, if an employee believes they are not being paid correctly or being provided state-mandated meal and rest breaks, the employee can file a wage and hour claim. An employer may not retaliate against an employee who files a wage and hour claim because the employee is exercising a legally protected right.

Retaliation can take many forms but most often entails the employee’s firing, demotion, reduced pay, reduced hours, undesirable transfers, or creation of a hostile work environment. Do you believe you have experienced any retaliation in response to a legally protected action? If so, it is essential to discuss your case with an experienced Los Angeles employee retaliation attorney as soon as possible.

What Can a Los Angeles Employee Retaliation Attorney Do for Me?

An experienced Los Angeles employee retaliation attorney can be an essential asset if you intend to hold an employer accountable for illegal retaliation. Your legal team will help you gather the evidence you need to prove that you engaged in a protected action in good faith and that your employer directly responded with illegal retaliation. This may involve the recovery of internal correspondence from your workplace, gathering statements from your coworkers, or various other methods. Ultimately, every retaliation case is unique.

You will also count on your attorney for helping you prove the extent of the damages you incurred from your employer’s retaliatory actions. For example, if you experienced a hostile work environment, you could seek compensation for the intentional infliction of emotional distress. In addition, if you lost your job due to retaliation, it would be reasonable to seek compensation for lost income and lost benefits through a wrongful termination claim.

Canlas Law Group has the experience and resources you need to approach a retaliation case with confidence and peace of mind. Our team will thoroughly review the details of your situation and help you determine the best approach to your case. A retaliation claim can be incredibly difficult, but the right legal team on your side can significantly improve your chance of success with the claim. Contact the Canlas Law Group today to learn more about the legal services we can offer for your employee retaliation claim.

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