If you’re an employee in California, you have a legal right to engage in such activities as:
Those are just a few examples. In California, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for engaging in these types of actions.
That’s not to say all employers obey the law. There are various ways an employer may mistreat you if they’re angry that you have filed an official complaint about workplace misconduct or otherwise drawn attention to their misbehavior.
One way an employer may illegally retaliate against you involves assigning undesirable hours or tasks to you. Although you can theoretically take legal action against an employer for retaliation, in these circumstances, proving that retaliation happened may be a challenge. You need to demonstrate that the nature of the tasks that were assigned to you is unpleasant enough that any reasonable person would understand your employer is punishing you by assigning them.
Examples of tasks that could possibly meet the necessary criteria include the following:
Those are just a few examples. The main point to understand is that building a case against an employer in these circumstances can require thoroughly showing that there is a major discrepancy between the tasks or hours you were accustomed to before an employer retaliated against you and the tasks they now typically assign.
One way to improve your chances of presenting an effective case is to enlist the help of an attorney. At JML Law, a Long Beach workplace retaliation attorney can help you gather evidence showing your employer has broken the law. Learn more about what we can do for you by contacting us online or calling us at 818-610-8800.