Experienced Employer Retaliation Lawyers Help Employees In Orlando And Central Florida
Most employees believe that employment retaliation occurs when they are terminated from their employment for no reason. This may be true, but it is only part of the story. Employment retaliation occurs when a "tangible employment action" is taken against someone in a "protected class."
A tangible employment action has been defined as a material change in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. Tangible employment action has also been defined as submission to unwelcomed advances when they have become an express or implied condition for receiving a job benefit or avoiding a job determinant. Some examples of tangible employment actions are: hiring, firing, demotion, failure to promote, change in pay, reassignment with significantly different responsibilities, and a decision causing significant change in employment benefits.
Protected classes can arise from a constitutional provision, a statutory provision, county ordinance or contractual provision. Some examples of protected classes are an individual's race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, marital status, disability, or handicap. There are many more protected classes. Furthermore, many employment-based statutes have anti-retaliation provisions that protected employees who seek to enforce their rights by complaining.
If an employer has taken a tangible employment action against you and you are someone in a protected class, you may be entitled to damages. Such damages can include back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, pain and suffering damages, punitive damages, and attorney fees and costs.
Contact Our Experienced Orlando Retaliation Protection Attorneys
If you have suffered from employer retaliation in Orlando, Winter Park, Kissimmee or anywhere in Central Florida, please contact an Orlando retaliation attorney at LaBar Adams for a consultation. Our employment attorneys have helped hundreds of clients in the past and will be honored to help you too. Call us to discuss your case as soon as possible. We are available at 1-866-680-4LAW. You may also fill out our online form located at the top of the page and one of our highly experienced employment law attorneys in Central Florida will contact you shortly. We respond to after-hours messages promptly. We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.