Retaliation claims have been steadily increasing over the past 20 years and have recently supplanted race discrimination claims to become the most frequently filed type of complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Retaliation is defined as punishing an employee for reporting discrimination or harassment in the workplace.
Retaliation can take on many forms, is often subtle, and may include bullying. firing, demoting, or harassing an employee because he or she reported discrimination or harassment constitutes unlawful retaliation. Subtle forms of retaliation may include an unwarranted poor performance review, an undesirable assignment, or exclusion by other co-workers.
If you believe that your employer is retaliating against you for reporting discrimination or harassment, it is important to save any email communication or other evidence relevant to your retaliation claim. Philadelphia employment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. offer free case evaluations to workers who think they may be experiencing retaliation at work. Federal and state laws are in place to protect employees from unlawful retaliation in the workplace, and our attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully fight for your rights. Contact us online or call 215-569-1999 to schedule a free consultation today regarding your retaliation claim.