Retaliation in the Workplace

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What is retaliation?

According to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers are prohibited from firing, demoting, harassing, discriminating, or otherwise "retaliating" against an employee who has participated in some sort of legal action against an employer. This means that employees throughout Alabama are protected by both state and federal employment laws after taking legal action against an employer.

Whistleblower Protection Programs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also provides additional protections to employees under the Whistleblower Protection Program. OSHA protects employees who have been retaliated against after reporting dangerous working conditions, reporting a work-related injury, or reporting a violation of safety statutes.

Retaliation includes:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Demotion
  • Denial of pay, promotion, overtime, or pay increase
  • Intimidation, threats, or disciplining

If you have been retaliated against for taking legal action against an employer, we at Beckum Kittle understand just how frightening this experience can be. We rely on our jobs to provide the financial means to support our families, put food on the table, and pay for basic living necessities. Every member of our legal team works to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in our pursuit of the best possible solution for your current legal dilemma.

Proudly Representing Employees in Alabama

If your professional name is on the line, we can use our professional and legal prowess to pursue justice on your end. Our Birmingham employment law attorneys are ready to help.

Contact Beckum Kittle immediately and we can schedule a free private consultation. We can inform you of how we plan to create an effective strategy to fully protect your best interests. Let us get to work with you today.

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