Losing your job in retaliation for exercising your rights as an employee is unlawful, and you could be entitled to legal relief if your employer retaliates against you. One of the experienced Atlanta employment discrimination attorneys from Battleson Law is here to answer any questions you might have and evaluate your rights.
You Are Legally Protected to Assert Your Rights as an Employee
In an ideal world, employers would respect and appreciate their workers and their legal rights. However, in reality, this is too often not the case. Employers can and do violate the rights of employees, and when these violations are reported, employers might also engage in retaliation against the employee for the exercise of their rights.
If you have been terminated, demoted, experienced a toxic workplace environment, or otherwise have experienced a downturn in the quality of your working life because you filed a complaint in support of your rights, you might be entitled to take legal action.
Retaliation is the most frequently asserted basis for discrimination at the federal level, and retaliation likely happens much more often than it gets reported. The law prohibits employers from punishing job applicants or employees for asserting their rights to be free from employment discrimination, including acts of harassment. When you are retaliated against for rightful acts, you might be entitled to compensation for your lost earnings as a result, and potentially additional damages for other losses you experienced.
Connect with an Atlanta Employment Discrimination Attorney Now
Having to go into work on a regular basis is hard enough without being retaliated against on the job or facing possible termination because you reported unlawful behavior at work. If you think you have experienced unlawful retaliation by your employer in Georgia, reach out to Battleson Law to schedule a consultation to explore options today.