San Francisco Retaliation Lawyers

Experienced Legal Guidance for Employers & Employees in San Francisco

Retaliation is a serious issue in the workplace, and it is illegal. However, retaliation is also a very common problem in many work environments. Employers may dislike when employees speak up about workplace issues, such as discrimination or safety concerns, and may take actions against the employee as a result. Employees may also be targeted for retaliation when they report their employer’s illegal activities. In either situation, the employee has the right to take legal action against the employer for the retaliatory actions.

Whether you are an employer or an employee, it is important to understand your rights and obligations when it comes to workplace retaliation. At Polaris Law Group, our San Francisco workplace retaliation attorneys has experience representing both employees and employers in retaliation claims. We know how to help our clients achieve their goals in these matters and are ready to speak with you about your claim.

For more information about how we can help, call (888) 796-4010 or contact us online.

What is Retaliation?

Retaliation occurs when an employer takes an adverse employment action against an employee who has engaged in a protected activity. Adverse employment actions can include many different things, including:

  • Termination
  • Demotion
  • Harassment
  • Reducing pay
  • Denying a promotion
  • Creating a hostile work environment

Protected activities are actions that are protected by law. For example, if you suffer an injury at work and you file a workers’ compensation claim, your employer cannot take any adverse employment actions against you for that. Other protected activities include:

  • Reporting any type of illegal activity by your employer
  • Reporting sexual harassment
  • Requesting an accommodation for a disability
  • Requesting family or medical leave
  • Participating in an investigation or lawsuit against your employer

Remember, an employer can still take an adverse employment action against an employee who has engaged in a protected activity. However, the employer must not be able to prove that the protected activity was the reason for the adverse employment action. For example, if an employer terminates an employee who reported sexual harassment, the employer may still be able to do so if the employee’s job performance has recently declined.

What Happens If an Employer Retaliates?

Employers may be tempted to retaliate against an employee who reports illegal activities or who files a claim against them. Employers may do this to try to get the employee to back down or to punish the employee for speaking out. However, employer retaliation is a very serious problem and is illegal under both state and federal laws.

When an employer takes an adverse employment action against an employee who has engaged in a protected activity, it is up to the employee to prove that the employer’s actions were retaliatory. This can be a very challenging thing to do. However, a skilled employment law attorney can help an employee with their claim. They can help the employee gather evidence that will establish that the employer’s actions were retaliatory. They can also help the employee prove that they suffered damages as a result of the retaliation.

To speak with one of our experienced employment law attorneys, contact us online or call (888) 796-4010.

How We Can Help

At Polaris Law Group, our team of employment law attorneys can help both employees and employers with their retaliation claims. We understand the many different laws that apply to these claims and know how to help our clients achieve their goals in these matters. We can help employees gather the evidence they need to prove their claim and can help employers defend against these claims. We can also help negotiate a fair settlement or take the case to trial if necessary.

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