When You Are Retaliated Against In The Workplace

It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for participating in a protected activity such as filing a discrimination claim or whistleblowing. Unfortunately, this is a law that employers frequently break. If you have been a victim of retaliation, the attorneys at Mowery Youell & Galeano, Ltd., can help. We will draw from our more than 30 years of experience to build a strong case to right your employer's wrongdoing.

Proving Retaliation

Retaliation, also known as adverse employment action, can come in many forms. It can come in the form of failure to promote, demotion, disciplinary action or even a transfer to an unfavorable position. The most common form of retaliation is wrongful termination.

No employer will admit to retaliation. Employers will concoct what appears to be a legitimate business reason for the action they have taken against an employee. Our Dublin workplace/employer retaliation lawyers know how to investigate to prove an employer's wrongdoing.

In many cases, it is a matter of attacking the rationale that the employer has concocted for firing or otherwise acting against an employee. We may find that the employee either did not engage in the act he or she was accused of or was one of many who acted similarly, but the only one who was fired or disciplined. We will show that the supposed legitimate business reason is not so legitimate.

In these cases, it is not necessary to prove the underlying complaint. For example, if an employee was fired for complaining about discrimination, we will not need to prove that the discrimination actually took place. We will simply need to prove that the employee was fired for the complaint. Of course, we are frequently able to win both claims, thanks to our experience and knowledge in these complex cases.

To discuss a retaliation claim, contact an attorney at our firm. From our office in Dublin, we represent clients throughout the Columbus metro area and central Ohio.