Under federal and California law, an employer may not punish an employee who has opposed sexual harassment. An employee can prove a case for retaliation by showing that she made a sexual harassment complaint and that her employer deprived her of job benefits, such as promotions, pay raises, and duties, as a result. Usually, an employer facing a retaliation claim will argue that the adverse treatment it directed against the employee had nothing to do with the employee's complaint, but rather, was the result of the employee's poor job performance or commission of wrongful act. The employee will be required to prove that the reasons given by the employer are untrue in order to prevail on a retaliation claim.
Explore the following types of illegal activity in employment:
- Wrongful Termination, Constructive Discharge, and Public Policy Violations
- Retaliation & Whistleblowers
- Employment Contracts & Severance Agreements
- Defamation of Character (Slander & Libel)
- Unpaid Overtime Wages
- Unpaid Minimum Wages
- Unprovided Rest Breaks and Meal Periods
- Failure to Pay Work-Related Expenses
- Medical & Family Leave (FMLA)
- Pregnancy & Maternity Leave
- Occupational Health & Safety
- Freedom of Speech
- Class Actions
- Private Attorney General Actions
- Invasion of Privacy
- Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodations
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