"TSA has a saying: If you see something, say something," according to Alyssa, a 33-year-old Bronze Star-awarded soldier who used to work at the agency's headquarters. "Little did I know that when I said something, I would be fighting the agency."
If you should ever have to file some form of grievance against someone with whom you work, you are protected by law against employer retaliation. A good employer knows that no benefit will come from acting in a retaliatory manner against an employee who felt it was his or her duty or was otherwise compelled to issue a complaint. Unfortunately, not all employers are able to keep their emotions in check and as a result, they act on impulses rather than reason.
Certain situations may arise in the workplace that can make employees feel uncomfortable. Working in a hostile work environment is not fun for anyone, so if people find that their workplace has become unfriendly, they should look at the causes. Depending on the circumstances, it could be that things have changed because their employer is retaliating against them.
It is frowned upon when an employer violates the law. Employees can look the other way, but they can and are encouraged to report such things because they are wrong, and their employer needs to face the consequences of their actions. Of course, employees doing such a thing isn't something that the employer will appreciate should they uncover that it was one of their employees that reported them.
It is not every day that a person has to deal with being retaliated against by their employer, but should it happen, one thing they should remember is that they have options as to how to handle it. Depending on what their employer has done, some people may choose to ignore this retaliatory behavior and wait for it to end. However, there are some people who choose to file a claim against their employer and seek some sort of compensation for this unfair treatment.
Employer retaliation is something no employee should take lightly, especially since it can affect how he or she is treated in the workplace and the future of their position. There are many reasons that an employer may want to retaliate against an employee, but no matter what the reason may be, it is illegal. If an employee does find that they have been retaliated against by their employer and they file a claim, there is a good chance that the direct or circumstantial evidence they have against their employer can help them win the case.
A job that is truly enjoyable is not something that everyone is lucky enough find. It will take time to land your dream job, so when you do, you will likely feel extremely grateful. Unfortunately, depending on the employer and the type of activities they like to engage in, this enjoyable experience can quickly and easily be ruined. The knowledge of an employer's illegal activities leaves the employee with the decision to report their employer or not. Their decision could leave them having to deal with their employer retaliation.
There are millions of people who wake up and go to work for eight or more hours every day of the week. It is expected of all employees to arrive on time, perform their jobs to the best of their abilities and follow the rules of the workplace. While employees are expected to do their job and follow the rules, there are also things that are expected of their employers, most importantly to respect employees and treat them fairly.
When working for any employer, there is always a chance that they will engage in illegal activities. While performing these illegal acts, employers may actually attempt to recruit employees to assist them. Should this happen, people do have a choice as to whether or not they want to help. However, they could walk away and report their employer's illegal acts.
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.