Workplace Retaliation Attorneys in Houston
Protecting Employees from Retaliation
The vast majority of workers are honest and ethical individuals. When you are the victim of discrimination or if you witness a co-worker or employer engage in illegal activity, it takes courage to stand up for what is right and report the violation. If you then experience workplace retaliation due to your actions, you probably feel a great sense of injustice. When you find yourself in this situation, an experienced Houston workplace retaliation lawyer at Kennard Law, P.C. can protect your rights and help you obtain an appropriate solution.
Employer Retaliation can take several forms, including:
- Change in work schedule
- Change in pay
- Hostile work environment
- Adverse employment action
- Anything that affects the terms and conditions in employment
At Kennard Law, P.C., we dedicate our practice to employment law, including claims of workplace retaliation. We understand that each client has a unique story to tell. Our attorneys take the time to learn about your specific situation in depth. Based on our prior experience defending employers, we will provide you with probable outcomes and the best options for moving your case forward. Through honest and practical advice, we can help you make informed legal decisions based on your legal goals.
Examples of Workplace Retaliation
Retaliation protections extend to employees who speak out about injustices in the workplace or those who faced adverse actions due to exercising their right to take leave or another protected action. Some examples of workplace retaliation are explained below.
Actions which may lead to employer retaliation include:
- Opposing discrimination
- Refusing to perform an illegal activity
- Whistleblower actions
- Reporting a violation of law by governmental entity
- Reporting nursing home abuse or neglect
- Taking FMLA leave
- Filing a workers' compensation claim
- Reporting safety issues at work
- Reporting OSHA violations
How Do I Prove Retaliation?
In order to prove retaliation, your claim must fulfill several requirements:
- You were engaged in a protected activity, such as submitting a discrimination complaint or assisting in the investigation of one.
- You suffered an adverse action from your employer (firing, refusing to hire, threats, etc.).
- There was a causal connection between the protected activity and adverse action.
Our attorneys can review your case and help you build a strong, effective claim against your employer. We are determined to help our clients pursue justice for their cases.
Helping Victims Of Employee Retaliation Throughout Greater Houston, Texas & Nationwide
If you are the victim of employer retaliation, contact our experienced team at Kennard Law, P.C. We have handled a wide range of retaliation complaints, from those involving discrimination to complex whistleblower claims.
For a consultation with a skilled and dedicated employment lawyer, contact Kennard Law, P.C. We advise and represent employees in Houston and throughout Texas.
With offices in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Southern California, Rio Grande Valley, El Paso, we provide comprehensive employment law representation to employees throughout Texas. We also have an office location in Washington, D.C., bringing our brand of advocacy to our nation's capitol.
Call us at (855) 499-4514 to arrange a consultation with a retaliation attorney in Houston. Se habla español.
Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law
Our founding attorney, Alfonso Kennard Jr. is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
When you hire us, you work directly with your lawyer, who will spend time learning about your situation and goals. Your case will not be passed off to a paralegal.
We Used to Represent Large Companies; Now We Represent You
Having represented Fortune 500 companies in the past, this places us in a unique position to provide valuable insight when representing workers.
Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Employees
We understand you have probably never faced a matter like this before. Our attorneys are dedicated to guiding and protecting you through this. You will always remain involved and informed as your case moves forward.
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