Were you fired because you made complaints of workplace discrimination, participated in discrimination investigations or filed a discrimination charge? Employers are prohibited from discharging or taking other adverse actions against employees who make complaints. If this happened to you, you need an employment lawyer who will stand up for your rights.
You need the experienced attorneys of Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C. We have assisted wronged federal and private sector employees for more than 40 years. Please call our Washington, D.C. office at 202.331.9260 for an appointment.
Retaliation Is Against the Law
The anti-discrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ( EEOC) prohibit employer retaliation against federal and private sector employees who:
- Filed discrimination charges
- Complained about workplace discrimination
- Participated in discrimination investigations or lawsuits
- Requested a reasonable accommodation
- Acted as a " whistleblower"
Termination and Adverse Actions
Retaliatory discharge and other adverse actions are unlawful. An adverse action can include any treatment that is reasonably likely to deter protected activity. It can take the form of a demotion, suspension or other harmful activity, such as:
- Negative Evaluations
Sometimes adverse actions can be difficult to prove. You need an employment lawyer who is knowledgeable in this area. We can help.