Employer Retaliation

The Law Office of Jorge Luis Rivas, Jr. can help you if you have experienced retaliation from your employer. Companies should have policies and procedures to protect an employee when reporting fraudulent or illegal conduct, discrimination, or harassment. It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee merely for reporting discrimination, refusing to perform illegal acts, or for otherwise reporting illegal activity. If you or someone you know has suffered unfair workplace retaliation, please calls us today.

An employer may not discharge or retaliate against an employee for:

• Filing an EEOC or workers’ compensation claim

• Being part of an EEOC or agency investigation

• Reporting discimination or harrassment

• Reporting (whistleblower) unlawful practices to law enforcement or a government agency

• Filing a complaint to the U.S Department of Labor

• Taking maternity leave or FMLA leave

• Refusing to participate or perform an unlawful or illegal act

• Reporting unfair wages or non-payment of wages, non-payment of overtime

Forms of Retaliation from an Employer:

• Termination or Suspension

• A change in pay not consistent with your title or position

• A change in your work schedule

• A demotion that is not based on your performance

• A poor performance review

• Disciplinary action without any reason

• Unreasonable and drastic changes in job tasks

The Law Office of Jorge Rivas, Jr. provides services in El Paso, Anthony, Canutillo, Clint, Fabens, Fort Bliss,San Elizario, Tornillo