Los Angeles Retaliation Lawyers

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California’s Labor Code prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who report workplace discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful conduct. Workplace retaliation can take many different forms, from employees who are fired or demoted for speaking up to employers going to great lengths to make an employee’s work more difficult so they will quit. At Azadegan Law Group, APC, we are committed to helping clients of all backgrounds who are dealing with retaliation at work exercise their rights and fight for justice.

What Is Considered Workplace Retaliation?

Workplace retaliation occurs when an employer takes an adverse employment action against an employee or treats the employee in a discriminatory and/or harassing manner because they engage in a protected activity.

In the state of California, it is illegal for employers to engage in acts of workplace retaliation against an employee who:

  • Files or threatens to file a claim or complaint with the Labor Commissioner of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • Requests to take time off to serve on a jury
  • Is a victim of a crime and needs to take time off to appear in court to comply with a subpoena or court order as a witness
  • Is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking and request time off from work to seek help and ensure their safety and wellbeing
  • Complains about or participates in an investigation regarding workplace harassment or employment discrimination
  • Requests reasonable accommodations for a disability or religious beliefs
  • Reports a suspected violation of the law or labor regulations to a supervisor

Common Signs of Workplace Retaliation

While some forms of workplace retaliation are easy to identify, others can be more subtle. The following are some of the common signs that your employer might be retaliating against you:

  • Job performance reviews begin to decline despite your strong work habits and previous high scores
  • Your workload is increased without an adequate pay raise or you are assigned less desirable shifts or job duties
  • You are excluded from important meetings or left off of correspondences that impact your job or role within the company
  • You are subjected to disciplinary action on inadequate grounds for actions other employees get away with
  • Your employer refuses to give you access to resources or training that would help you maintain high-quality work or advance your career.

We Are Here to Advocate For Your Rights

Our experienced lawyers know that it takes courage to stand up to an employer who violates the law, which is why we proudly use our extensive resources and unique insight to devise strong legal strategies for clients throughout the greater Los Angeles. Has your employer retaliated against you for enacting your rights under the law? If so, reach out to Azadegan Law Group, APC today so we can help defend your rights and pursue the outcome you deserve.

To schedule a case consultation with a workplace retaliation lawyer at our firm, please give us a call today at (310) 340-1550.

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    Michael M. Yellin

    Employment Law Attorney

    Michael M. Yellin, Esq., is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California. A graduate of the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, law is Mr. Yellin's second career. Prior to law school, Mr. Yellin worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for a "Voluntary" hospital, operating under the direction of the Fire Department of New York, in New York City. While working in that capacity, Mr. Yellin was awarded the Excellent Duty Award after he and his partner entered a ...