Long Island and New York City Workplace Retaliation Lawyer

Long Island and New York City
Workplace Retaliation Lawyer

Employees have the right to work free of harassment, discrimination, and unlawful workplace conduct. However, there are some employers in New York City and Long Island allow or even foster unlawful conduct in their workplace. When an employee brings attention to unlawful workplace conduct, many employers act out in fear, retaliating against that employee in the hopes that he or she won’t speak up again. In almost every employment-related case we’ve handled, we’ve seen employees standing up for their rights only to find themselves penalized, or retaliated against, by their employer.

Retaliated Against For Engaging in a Protected Activity?

Federal, New York State and New York City laws protect employees from retaliation for engaging in protected activities. Some examples of protected activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Reporting workplace sexual harassment to your employer
  • Expressing concerns to your employer about discrimination at work
  • Expressing concerns to your employer about other unlawful conduct in the workplace (such as wage issues including unpaid overtime and unpaid tips, fraud, or safety violations)
  • Requesting or taking medical leave
  • Requesting or taking maternity leave
  • Requesting or taking paternity leave
  • Requesting or taking leave under the Family Medical Leave Act
  • Requesting accommodations for a disability/medical condition
  • Participating in a class action against one’s employer

Retaliated Against For Engaging in a Protected Activity?

Federal, New York State and New York City laws protect employees from retaliation for engaging in protected activities. Some examples of protected activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Reporting workplace sexual harassment to your employer
  • Expressing concerns to your employer about discrimination at work
  • Expressing concerns to your employer about other unlawful conduct in the workplace (such as wage issues including unpaid overtime and unpaid tips, fraud, or safety violations)
  • Requesting or taking medical leave
  • Requesting or taking maternity leave
  • Requesting or taking paternity leave
  • Requesting or taking leave under the Family Medical Leave Act
  • Requesting accommodations for a disability/medical condition
  • Participating in a class action against one’s employer

What May Constitute Employer Retaliation?

Any negative/adverse employment action taken against you for engaging in a protected activity is considered retaliation. Examples of employer retaliation may include, but are not limited to:

  • Termination
  • Demotion
  • Disciplinary actions (including warnings)
  • Negative performance reviews or evaluations
  • Promotion denial
  • Suspension
  • Decreased pay
  • Lost promised or customary raise and/or bonus/commission
  • Decreased work hours
  • More intensive or critical supervision
  • Transfers to less prestigious or desirable work/location
  • Rescheduled for less desired work hours
  • Assigned to more difficult duties
  • Increased productivity demanded
  • Denial of training programs
  • Withdrawal of previously-allowed privileges
  • Refusal to hire

What May Constitute Employer Retaliation?

Any negative/adverse employment action taken against you for engaging in a protected activity is considered retaliation. Examples of employer retaliation may include, but are not limited to:

  • Termination
  • Demotion
  • Disciplinary actions (including warnings)
  • Negative performance reviews or evaluations
  • Promotion denial
  • Suspension
  • Decreased pay
  • Lost promised or customary raise and/or bonus/commission
  • Decreased work hours
  • More intensive or critical supervision
  • Transfers to less prestigious or desirable work/location
  • Rescheduled for less desired work hours
  • Assigned to more difficult duties
  • Increased productivity demanded
  • Denial of training programs
  • Withdrawal of previously-allowed privileges
  • Refusal to hire

Reporting Workplace Retaliation

If you feel you are being targeted or retaliated against with negative/adverse employment actions because of your engagement in a protected activity, you may want to consider expressing this concern with your employer or a Human Resource representative both verbally and in written documentation. It’s important to set the record straight and protect your rights. Your employer may remedy the issue. However, if you feel that your concerns are left unaddressed or that you are experiencing further employer retaliation, it may be time to contact a Long Island and New York City Workplace Retaliation Lawyer at Leeds Brown Law, P.C.

Reporting Workplace Retaliation

If you feel you are being targeted or retaliated against with negative/adverse employment actions because of your engagement in a protected activity, you may want to consider expressing this concern with your employer or a Human Resource representative both verbally and in written documentation. It’s important to set the record straight and protect your rights. Your employer may remedy the issue. However, if you feel that your concerns are left unaddressed or that you are experiencing further employer retaliation, it may be time to contact a Long Island and New York City Workplace Retaliation Lawyer at Leeds Brown Law, P.C.

Contact a Long Island and New York City Workplace Retaliation Lawyer

Leeds Brown Law, P.C., has over 30 years experience protecting employee rights and fighting against illegal conduct in the workplace. We’ve handled thousands of cases in which employees attempt to protect their rights or speak out against unlawful conduct in their own workplace only to be met with employer retaliation.

Don’t be afraid to bring a claim against your employer for workplace retaliation. We’re sensitive to the needs of our clients should they require confidential settlement negotiations, mediation or arbitration, or a jury trial. Protect your employee rights and protect your career. Contact a Long Island and New York City Workplace Retaliation Lawyer at Leeds Brown Law, P.C., today. You can reach us via email or call us at (212) 661-4370 or (516) 837-9550 for a free, confidential consultation.

Contact a Long Island and New York City Workplace Retaliation Lawyer

Leeds Brown Law, P.C., has over 30 years experience protecting employee rights and fighting against illegal conduct in the workplace. We’ve handled thousands of cases in which employees attempt to protect their rights or speak out against unlawful conduct in their own workplace only to be met with employer retaliation.

Don’t be afraid to bring a claim against your employer for workplace retaliation. We’re sensitive to the needs of our clients should they require confidential settlement negotiations, mediation or arbitration, or a jury trial. Protect your employee rights and protect your career. Contact a Long Island and New York City Workplace Retaliation Lawyer at Leeds Brown Law, P.C., today. You can reach us via email or call us at (212) 661-4370 or (516) 837-9550 for a free, confidential consultation. 

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