Memphis Retaliation Lawyer
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Donati Law, PLLC is well-versed in handling workplace retaliation claims on behalf of employees. Our Memphis employment law lawyers have been a part of successful, landmark retaliation cases at the U.S. Supreme Court and Tennessee Supreme Court. Retaliation generally takes the form of a termination, demotion, or harassment. But even a lateral reassignment can be retaliation if the reassignment impacts your eligibility for promotions or advancement. Various federal and state laws provide employees protection from retaliation by their employer as long as the employee has engaged in conduct protected by the law.
Examples of protected conduct include:
- Opposing workplace discrimination against you or another employee
- Assisting an investigation of discrimination
- Refusing to engage in conduct you believe to be unlawful
- Asking your employer about your legal rights
- Taking protected medical leave
- Requesting accommodations for a disability
- Associating with other people of a certain race, sex, national origin, or religion, or otherwise exercising your rights under the law
What Are the Rights of Employees?
Employees also have the right to organize without employer retaliation. This right includes the right to join or assist labor unions, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other activities for mutual aid or protection. If you "blow the whistle" on an employer's illegal activity, you may also have whistleblower protection. A number of state and federal statutes include anti-retaliation protection for individuals who report violations of the law. In some cases, the law rewards individuals who blow the whistle on illegal activity.
Turn to Donati Law, PLLC for Assistance
Our employment law attorneys are ready to assist you if you are dealing with retaliation. We have more than 35 years in handling a wide range of employment law issues. We will protect your rights, from start to finish.
If you believe you have been or may be subjected to workplace retaliation, please call (901) 209-5500.