Houston Retaliation Lawyer
Employees have legal protection from retaliation under both federal and state law. As a Houston Retaliation Lawyer, our firm will hold the employer accountable if they retaliate against employees due to the employee engaging in “protected activity.”
Protected activity includes:
- Complaining to your manager or human resources about certain improper conduct.
- Filing a charge of discrimination.
- Participating in an investigation.
- Opposing discriminatory practices.
Retaliation in Action
For example, a manager may not target an employee because the employee complained to human resources about a manager discriminating against them or a fellow employee.
Retaliation is a common reaction to an employee engaging in some of the following conduct:
- An employee complains that they did not receive proper wages;
- Employee attempts to use medical leave as provided by federal law under the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”);
- An employee complains they have been subject to unwanted sexual harassment;
- The employee complains about derogatory or racially charged names;
- An employee complains that the employer failed to provide proper accommodations for a disability; and
- The employee complains that another employee has been mistreated based on race, religion, sex, etc.
How A Houston Retaliation Lawyer Can Help You
When an employee brings a lawsuit based on retaliation and wins, they are entitled to an award of damages which may include:
- Back pay (or what you would have earned but for the employer’s wrongful conduct between the time of the unlawful act (such as wrongful discharge) and the time of trial);
- Front pay (or what you would have earned but for the employer’s wrongful conduct from the time of the trial into the future);
- Reinstatement (or giving you your job back)
- Reasonable accommodation (such as a modification of your work environment if you are disabled); and
- Other damages to restore the employee to the position they would have been in but for the discrimination.
Remedies may also include compensatory and punitive damages depending on various circumstances, such as the egregiousness of the employer’s conduct. Remedies also may include attorneys’ fees and court costs.
As the #1 Houston Retaliation Lawyer, the Craighead Law Firm has won almost every kind of retaliation, discrimination, or wrongful termination case possible. It is time for you to get justice today!