There are many employees around the United States who have experienced unfair treatment from their employers. People find many reasons to treat their employees differently, but in many cases they are retaliating against them. What they may not know or care to take into consideration is that this is illegal. There are laws that protect employees from being retaliation. The two activities that employees can engage in that are protected by law include reporting employers for committing illegal acts and being a participant in an investigation against their employer.
As an employee, you should be able to work in a safe work environment. If an employer is not providing that and is committing illegal acts, their employees can report them. This is an act that is protected by law, and the employer cannot retaliate against them if they find out which employee reported them. However, this doesn’t mean that they won’t retaliate.
In some cases, employees may be asked to take part in an investigation against their employer to help prove that their employer is guilty of committing an illegal act. A good example of this is a wrongful termination or discrimination case. There needs to be proof that the employer has done something illegal and that may require the assistance of one of their employees. This person’s participation in the investigation is something that the employer will know about, but they cannot retaliate because it illegal. Should they choose to engage in retaliatory behavior, they may find themselves in court, facing a claim for violating an employee’s rights.
Any employee who feels as though their employer has retaliated against them may want to consider hiring an attorney. It is never right for an employee to be mistreated by anyone in the workplace, whether it is their superiors or coworkers. An attorney can help you file a claim and possibly prove that your employer has retaliated against you.