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What is the easiest employment claim to prove?

Best Employment Law Attorney Answer: Do you know what the easiest employment claim to prove is? Retaliation. There are a lot of elements that need evidence to prove race/color, religion, gendernational origin, age, and disability discrimination. Same with sexual harassment.  (Best Law Read: How Do You Win A Discrimination At Work Lawsuit?).

On the other hand, the basic elements of a retaliation claim are simple. An employee simply must show that he or she opposed, reported or participated into an investigation of discrimination, harassment or other unlawful conduct; and that the employer took an action in response that would dissuade a reasonable employee from engaging in similar conduct. (Best Law Read: How Do I Prove Illegal Retaliation By My Job Under Title VII?). That’s it.

What employment laws protect against retaliation by my manager?

Best Wrongful Termination Lawyer Answer: All employment discrimination laws have an anti-retaliation provision, including the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”), and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (“PDA”).  (Best Law Read: Can I Be Fired For Reporting Discrimination To HR?). Report an overtime or minimum wage violation, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) has you covered. Suffer retaliation at work for taking protected medical leave, you are protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Additionally, state laws will protect workers from retaliation based on the exercise of their rights to file a Workers’ Compensation claim or for reporting unlawful or dangerous activities under state whistleblower  statutes.

What is an example of unlawful workplace retaliation?

Best Employees’ Rights Law Firm Answer: Based on this universal thread through all employment laws, the number one rule in human resources (“HR”) is don’t retaliate against employees. Yet, too many bosses, managers, owners and the like think that the best way to rid themselves of a problem is to get rid of the complainer.

Let’s take the recent case filed against the City of Boise. Sierrna Berg was a police officer in training. She was president of her class. Berg witnessed a training officer put a choke hold on another trainee after a disagreement. Knowing that this was improper, Berg reported the conduct to supervisors. At this point, Berg had engaged in a protected activity and was protected from retaliation. Simple enough.

The only thing these supervisors had to do was pass the report up to internal affairs and move forward. But these supervisors apparently liked the training officer and wanted another way to resolve the problem – force out the complainer. See the trap.

So, instead of reporting up the complaint, the department made the entire class do pushups until they dropped and expressly blamed it on Berg. That would dissuade a reasonably employee from making a similar report. The trainers then circulated rumors that Berg was having an extramarital affair with another classmate. That would dissuade a reasonably employee from making a similar report. The department also tampered with records and test scores to discredit Berg and make her look bad. Again, that would dissuade a reasonably employee from making a similar report.

As you can see, anything an employer does that is intended to force an employee to quit will likely fall into the category of retaliation.

What is a case of employment retaliation worth?

Best Employment Lawyer Answer: Each case is different and there are lot of different variables that go into properly determining the value of a particular case. In order to settle her claims, Boise is paying Berg $100,000 to compensate her for lost wages and back pay, and an additional $300,000 to compensate her for emotional distress, mental anguish, injuries, her attorney fees, and court costs.

How do I sue the company that I worked for after being wrongfully fired?

Best Wrongful Termination Attorney Answer: If you engaged in protected activities, such as opposing or reporting race and gender discrimination, and were wrongfully fired or terminated, you have rights that need to be protected. If you were harassed or retaliated against after reporting sexual harassment or LGBTQ+ discrimination, call the right attorney to schedule a free and confidential consultation. (Read: What is the Spitz No Fee Guarantee?) Call our lawyers in Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Toledo and Cincinnati to get help now. Spitz, The Employee’s Law Firm and its experienced attorneys are dedicated to protecting employees’ rights and solving employment disputes.


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