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At Holman Schiavone, LLC, we exclusively represent employees in Kansas and Missouri employee rights cases. Retaliation claims are based on any adverse action that your employer takes against you because you complained about harassment, discrimination, a health and safety violation, a wage and hour violation, or some other violation of a workplace law.
Employment laws also protect you if you are a participant in an investigation of any workplace law violations. Your employer cannot punish you for giving a statement to a government agency that is looking into another employee’s discrimination claim or a general workplace safety problem.
I was very pleased with the work of Anne Schiavone of Holman Schiavone, LLC. She provided support during a very hard time while diligently fighting for justice in my retaliation case against my employer. Her patience, knowledge and attention to detail made this experience as painless and seamless as possible. I would highly recommend the services of Anne and Holman Schiavone, LLC. – Jennifer A.
What Is an Adverse Action?
The definition of “adverse action” can be very broad. The most common complaints deal with demotion, discipline, firing, salary reduction, negative evaluation or changes in job assignment. It can also include hostility toward you by your employer.
Potential liability for retaliation is similarly broad. Even if you are not in a class normally protected by discrimination statutes or a victim of the original behavior that led to the complaint, “whistleblower” laws legally protect you from retaliation. In fact, even after you stop working for the employer in question, retaliation in the form of a negative job reference can still trigger your right to sue.
Retaliation Compensation in Unfair Pay and Discrimination Cases
Contact us immediately after deciding to file a complaint, especially if your complaint deals with discriminatory behavior. Having our skilled employee rights lawyers assist you with your initial complaint may help to head off any retaliation you might otherwise suffer.
We are assertive, and we have experience with confronting employers of every size. If you have already suffered retaliation for asserting your employee rights or fear that you may become the target of retaliation, please contact us in Kansas City right away at (816) 399-5149 or by email.
Your initial consultation is free of charge, and if a lawsuit is necessary, we will not charge fees unless you win compensation.