An employer may not retaliate against an employee who brings a claim of discrimination or who helps other employees bring discrimination claims. Unlawful workplace retaliation may involve:
If you are a victim of workplace retaliation, the experienced employee rights attorneys at our law firm,Watson & Norris, PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi, are ready to help you. Call us today at 601-968-0000, or fill out our online intake form. We represent clients throughout Mississippi.
"Retaliation," according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, "occurs when an employer, employment agency, or labor organization takes an adverse action against a covered individual because he or she engaged in a protective activity." The EEOC describes protected activities as:
Workplace retaliation is anything but rare. Retaliation claims account for nearly 30 percent of all charges filed annually with the EEOC. In fiscal 2007, this amounted to nearly 27,000 claims of retaliation discrimination. Nevertheless, the victims of workplace retaliation often feel terribly alone and vulnerable due to their employers' actions. We understand. With 20 years of combined experience handling labor and employment law cases, our lawyers know the realities of workplace discrimination — and how to fight for the rights of its victims.
Recovery in an employer retaliation lawsuit may include back wages, reinstatement, future wages in lieu of reinstatement, compensatory and punitive damages up to $300,000.00, attorneys' fees and costs.