Riverside Retaliation Attorney

Retaliation in the workplace occurs when an employer takes adverse action against an employee for engaging in legally protected activities, such as reporting acts of discrimination or harassment, participating in an investigation, or refusing to partake in illegal activities. This form of retaliation undermines the principles of justice and fairness in the work environment and creates a culture of fear that can discourage employees from exercising their rights. 

Choosing the right retaliation attorney is a pivotal step toward protecting your rights and securing justice in the workplace. For help, contact Sessions & Kimball to schedule a free consultation

Why Hire Sessions & Kimball For Your Retaliation Case?

Choosing legal representation is not just about finding a competent attorney; it’s about finding one who will fight for you and your case as if it were their own. At Sessions & Kimball, our commitment to each individual case is what sets us apart. Here’s why you should work with us: 

  • Unique Collaborative Approach: When you call us, you gain not just a single attorney, but the collective insight and experience of our entire firm. This teamwork ensures multiple seasoned perspectives contribute to developing your case.
  • High Value on Communication: We understand the distress and urgency of retaliation cases and make it a priority to always call you back promptly and proactively update you on developments.
  • Personalized Care: At Sessions & Kimball, representing you goes beyond professional engagement. We treat every client with the same care and respect we’d want for our own family, ensuring you feel valued and supported.

For help with a retaliation case, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

How an Attorney Can Help You With a Retaliation Case

An experienced employment attorney can be instrumental in cases of workplace retaliation, offering essential guidance and support throughout the complex legal process. Here’s how they can help:

  • Guidance and Support: Offering expert advice on rights and case nuances and advising on the most strategic course of action.
  • Evidence Collection: Assisting in the gathering and presentation of evidence such as emails, witness statements, and performance documentation to prove retaliation.
  • Legal Representation: Handling all aspects of legal proceedings, negotiations, or settlements to make sure you get what you’re entitled to.

Ultimately, having legal representation can level the playing field against employers, who are likely to have their own legal resources, and can help you navigate any potential pitfalls in the legal process.

Rights of Employees Under California Law

Under California law, employees are granted robust protections against retaliation by their employers. Key rights include:

  • Right to File a Complaint: Employees have the legal right to file a complaint with the California Labor Commissioner’s Office if they believe they have been retaliated against.
  • Right to Protection from Retaliation: It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against employees for exercising their rights under various employment and labor laws, including but not limited to, reporting violations or participating in investigations.
  • Right to Reinstatement and Reimbursement: If retaliation is proven, employees may be entitled to reinstatement to their former position, reimbursement for lost wages and benefits, and compensation for any other losses incurred as a result of the retaliation.
  • Right to Sue: Employees have the right to sue their employers in civil court for damages related to retaliation.

It’s important for employees to understand these rights and seek legal counsel if they believe they have been violated. Working with an experienced lawyer can help employees navigate the legal process and ensure their rights are fully protected. 

How to Recognize Signs of Retaliation

Recognizing the signs of retaliation in the workplace can be subtle yet significantly impact your career and well-being. Retaliation occurs when an employer takes adverse action against an employee for engaging in legally protected activities, such as filing a complaint about discrimination or harassment. 

A manager may not fire, demote, harass or otherwise “retaliate” against an individual for filing a complaint of discrimination, participating in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposing discrimination. The same laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability and genetic information also prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose unlawful discrimination or participate in an employment discrimination proceeding.

Here are key indicators that you may be experiencing retaliation:

  • Sudden change in job duties or responsibilities
  • Exclusion from meetings or projects
  • Unwarranted discipline or negative performance reviews
  • Changes in work schedule
  • Increased isolation or hostility from colleagues or management
  • Being wrongfully terminated

If you experience any of these signs, it is crucial to document the incidents and speak with a trusted HR representative or seek legal advice. Retaliation in the workplace is illegal and should not be tolerated.

Contact Sessions & Kimball To Schedule a Free Consultation

If you suspect retaliation, contact Sessions & Kimball today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll help you understand your position, your rights under the law, and the next steps toward protecting your career and your well-being.