Workplace retaliation claims often involve complex laws at the state and local levels. An experienced San Diego retaliation lawyer can explain how these laws affect your case and help you file a claim for compensation.
Retaliation lawsuits can seek damages including past and future lost wages, emotional distress damages for pain and suffering and punitive damages. Corey takes cases in Orange County, San Diego and Northern California.
Many of the most significant schemes against the government and nefarious practices of businesses are only brought to light by brave employees with inside knowledge. These individuals risk their jobs and reputations by reporting unethical or illegal activity. They often face severe retaliation from their employers.
Federal and California whistleblower laws provide several types of protections for workers who report wrongdoing. An experienced San Diego whistleblower attorney can help you determine the best type of retaliation claim for your situation.
Emotional distress damages are available to compensate workers for the psychological toll of retaliation. Additionally, punitive damages may be awarded if the employer’s actions were particularly egregious.
While state labor and government laws establish whistleblower protections, local cities like Anaheim have their own whistleblower laws on the books that can bolster your case. Our firm is familiar with both state and city employment law, and we can help you pursue a claim under the appropriate statute.
Statute of Limitations
Some of the biggest schemes against the government and fraudulent practices by businesses have been exposed thanks to brave employees who risked their jobs to report illegal, unsafe, or unethical practices. They often do so because they have valuable insider knowledge and the law requires them to report these activities in order to protect the public.
Although at-will employees can be fired for almost any reason, there are laws that prohibit retaliation in certain circumstances. In order to successfully file a retaliation claim, you must be able to demonstrate that the adverse action you experienced was a direct response to your engagement in protected activity.
Ferraro Vega San Diego employment lawyers can help you gather evidence to support your claims. We will also take into account factors such as the type of retaliation you experienced and how pervasive it was. This information will be used by an investigator or a jury to determine whether you are entitled to damages.
Representation in Court
If you feel that you have been a victim of retaliation, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you do not run afoul of California’s statute of limitations. Branigan Robertson offers free consultations on retaliation claims.
During your initial consultation, you will get to tell your whole story to a lawyer who will then decide whether or not your case is worth pursuing. If it is, you and the attorney will enter into an agreement that outlines the scope of the representation. Most retaliation lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning that they will not ask you for money up front.
Employees in San Diego work hard to get their jobs and deserve the right to be treated fairly. It is wrong – and often illegal – for an employer to fire employees because they assert their legal rights, such as refusing illegal sexual demands or reporting safety violations.
In California, there are several laws that protect employees from employer retaliation. These laws include anti-retaliation, anti-discrimination and whistleblower protections. Workplace retaliation can take the form of adverse employment actions such as terminating an employee, demotion or layoff. It can also include negative treatment by supervisors and coworkers, or the use of other methods to intimidate an employee.
An attorney can evaluate your case and help you decide whether to file a claim. He or she can assess the circumstances surrounding the alleged retaliation and determine whether you have a valid legal claim for workplace retaliation.
An attorney can help you gather and preserve evidence to support your retaliation claim. They can also provide you with legal advice and explain your options, including the statute of limitations for filing a claim. They can also assist you in pursuing the complaint through the proper channels and handling any investigations by a government agency or other body.