When an employee reports unlawful incidents in the workplace regarding their employer and the employer strikes back at the employee in any manner, this is retaliation. California employment laws, applicable in San Francisco, make it illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee. As an employee, if you are facing retaliation from your employer because you have reported illegal treatment or unlawful activity, consult with an attorney. Here at JML Law, our discretionary attorneys can provide a free consultation to discuss your claim and what possible legal options should be taken. Contact our offices today at 415-692-3462 or click here to visit our website and request to speak with a retaliation attorney.
California Labor Code outlines specific laws that must be followed by employers and establishes what possible remedies or damages may be owed to an employee who is a victim of workplace retaliation. Per the Labor Code, an employer can not threaten, intimidate, or negatively impact an employee’s job for participating in “protected activities.” California legislature states:
In 2017, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a report that there were 2,752 claims of retaliation filed by employees against their employers in California. Employers sometimes rely on the assumption that their employees are unfamiliar with labor codes and what rights they have protecting them from retaliation. According to The California Department of Industrial Relations (D.I.R.), protected activities could include:
The California Labor Code states that a complaint must be filed within six months of the act of retaliation in most circumstances. Legal representation is the best way to ensure your rights are adequately enforced and allow you to recover the maximum possible damages owed to you by law. Contact JML Law in San Francisco at 415-692-3462 to speak with one of our retaliation attorneys. Do not let your employer cause further grief and negatively impact your future.
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