Retaliation & Whistleblower Claims

Employees who pursue their rights to unpaid overtime or minimum wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) are protected from discrimination at work and workplace retaliation, including retaliatory termination or other adverse employment decisions. Workplace retaliation generally involves demotions, harassment, job transfer, reductions in job duties, work, compensation, or benefits – and even termination.

The federal law protects you from workplace retaliation so that you will not be fearful of standing up for your rights. As a result, employers may not punish employees who pursue their legal rights in the areas of overtime and minimum wages and discrimination at work. Furthermore, state and federal whistleblower protection laws frequently protect employees from retaliation for “blowing the whistle” on an employer for action or perceived violations of the law.

Have you experienced retaliatory discrimination at work? Do you think state or federal whistleblower protection laws may apply to your situation? If you believe you have been unlawfully retaliated against, CONTACT US today for a free consultation.