Retaliation is very common. It can look very obvious, but it can also be not so obvious. Usually, retaliation follows a pattern like an employee has a concern. They think something is unfair, illegal, or just not right, and they express that opinion. It doesn’t have to be an official complaint or report. It’s just raising a concern in some way. And then, after that, something bad happens. The employer takes some kind of action, a discipline or a demotion, change in benefits, or termination, or even harassment, just making it unpleasant for the employee who has raised a concern. That’s illegal. That’s retaliation.
About Larry Schaefer
Lawrence P. Schaefer has earned the respect of judges and other lawyers for his thorough and aggressive client advocacy in negotiation and litigation. He focuses exclusively on representing people who have been subject to employment discrimination at work. Larry serves as the firm’s President and head of litigation. Learn more >
About Toni Halleen
Toni has practiced employment law since graduating from law school in 1988. The field appeals to her because in our society, our jobs can be core to our identity and well-being. Even in her early years in the 70s and 80s, Toni remembers being drawn to ideals of justice, fairness, and social equality in attending anti-discrimination marches, participating in school activism, and admiring the political satire of the Smothers Brothers (and others). Learn more >