It is important that you understand your rights when it comes to worker retaliation. If you believe you are facing unlawful treatment by your employer, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to speak with a skilled Knoxville worker retaliation attorney.
What are your rights under federal law?
The law covers all employees who report an act of wrongdoing or discrimination within a business. It is important to recognize that it does not matter if the act was done to them or another person because he or she will always be covered. For example, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that employees are protected from discrimination based on their race, color, national origin, gender, and more. For instance, if you think that you were discriminated against because of your race and you would like to pursue legal action and report the act of discrimination, you will have the legal right not to be retaliated against by your employer. However, unfortunately, in some cases, employers do not always comprehend or abide by this legal right and will choose to retaliate against their employees anyway. Our firm has witnessed a number of different ways that employers have retaliated against their employees. But, the most standard kinds of retaliation in the workplace that our legal team has witnessed include:
- Harassing an employee and creating a hostile work environment
- Decreasing an employee’s pay
- Demoting an employee
- Firing or laying off an employee
If you believe that you have faced unfair and unlawful treatment by your employer, you may have a viable worker retaliation claim. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today and retain the services of an experienced Tennessee worker retaliation attorney. Our legal team has the knowledge required to collect and present adequate evidence to demonstrate that an act of discrimination happened and that your employer unlawfully retaliated against you as a result.
Should I hire an attorney?
Retaliation cases are typically very complicated, and in most cases, your employer will likely hire aggressive legal representation to try and disprove your claim. That is why you must have a qualified Knoxville employment attorney on your side as well. Fortunately, our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to ensure that you and your rights are protected at all costs. Reach out to our firm today to get started. We are just one call away.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED TENNESSEE FIRM
If you need a Knoxville workers’ compensation lawyer or employment law attorney, Morris & Doolan is here to support you. Our firm has significant experience representing clients facing a wide range of workers’ compensation matters, including denial of benefits, appeals, and third-party lawsuits. If you need a Tennessee employment lawyer, we are experienced in handling matters ranging from discrimination and sexual harassment to wrongful termination and FMLA. Contact us today to learn more about our services.