Workplace retaliation violates both California and Federal Law. Specifically, in California, California law prohibits an employer from retaliating against any employee who engages in protected activity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The statute makes it unlawful for any employer to fire, demote or take any action against an employee merely because the employee has filed a complaint against the employer.
Under State and Federal laws, an employee cannot be fired or otherwise punished for engaging in protected conduct: This includes:
- Reporting harassment
- Reporting discrimination
- Refusing to engage in illegal activity
- Requesting overtime pay or additional benefits
If you believe you have lost your job, been demoted, or otherwise suffered in the workplace due to retaliation, or by making a complaint against your employer, contact the Stanley C. Franklin law firm where we can evaluate your claim and advise you of your rights.