Fort Lee Attorneys for Employer Retaliation
Did an Employer Punish You for Speaking Up or Asserting Claims?
It is illegal for employers to fire a worker or otherwise retaliate when that worker files a claim or reports unlawful activity. Some employers retaliate anyway, and they can be crafty about it. If you have suffered such backlash, you will need experienced and strategic representation to get justice.
Fort Lee employment law attorney Jae E. Lee and the legal team at Jae Lee Law provide aggressive advocacy for workers across New Jersey who have suffered illegal employer retaliation. We pursue maximum damages for the financial and emotional impact on your life.
Contact our law firm today online or by telephone at 201 346-3800 to speak with an experienced Hackensack employment litigation attorney.
Termination • Harassment • Whistleblower Retaliation • Constructive Discharge
Under state and federal laws, employees are protected from adverse employment actions in retaliation for:
- Reporting safety violations
- Reporting environmental violations
- Reporting fraud or criminal activity
- Claiming sexual harassment or job discrimination
- Filing a workers' compensation claim
- Corroborating a co-worker's claim
Retaliation takes many forms, including wrongful termination, transfer or reassignment, harassment, demotion, docked pay or formal disciplinary actions. Sometimes, the retaliatory discharge or backlash is immediate. In many cases, as a prelude to termination, employers will give the worker negative performance reviews or write them up for minor violations. Sometimes, employers create such an unbearably hostile work environment for the employee that he or she quits, in which case the employee can still sue for constructive discharge.
Bergen County Employment Retaliation Attorneys
At Jae Lee Law, we are skilled at illustrating the connection between the filing of a claim or reporting of wrongdoing and the subsequent retaliatory actions by the employer. We pursue full damages such as back pay, front pay and emotional distress, as well as punitive damages if applicable. We also handle retaliation lawsuits under state and federal whistleblower legislation.
Arrange a free and completely confidential consultation with an experienced employee rights lawyer. We handle employment litigation on a contingency fee basis, so you don't pay anything unless we win compensation for you. Contact us online or by telephone at 201 346-3800.