One of the most important tenets of being a United States citizen is being aware of the many rights you have. Too many people are not knowledgeable of their rights, and this is when companies take advantage of them. As it is in the events of wrongful termination and retaliation cases, employers do not expect you to be aware of your citizen rights. That is where Jeff Holmes comes in. It is his mission to educate his clients on the laws that were created to protect them—those laws that their employers broke for various reasons. If you believe you might have been a victim of wrongful termination or retaliation, below are descriptions of these cases for you to fully understand.
Did your boss fire you without warning? Do you feel that your termination was a personal attack and not related to your work performance? You may be a victim of wrongful termination. Though employees may be terminated for a host of lawful reasons, there are also many unlawful reasons for termination. One of these reasons is if it was a discriminatory action. Many employment relationships are considered “at-will,” but if you have reason to believe you were fired for discriminatory reasons, you should practice your right to an attorney and speak with Jeff Holmes.
Retaliation is when your employer seeks revenge against you for participating in protected activities. Your rights to engage in these activities are protected by federal law. Retaliation can mean that your employer has demoted or fired you because you took qualifying leave (medical or maternal leave, for example). There are acts made to protect you as an American citizen in the workforce, and no bad boss can take those rights away from you.
Two of the protected activities mentioned above include participating in an investigation of your employer’s wrongful practices or even reporting these unlawful actions you might find, otherwise known as whistleblowing. If you have done one of these things and your employer sought revenge by firing you, you are entitled to fighting for your rights. Do not be punished for doing the right thing.
Knowing your rights is the first step to getting justice, and calling an experienced attorney is the second step. Take advantage of your protected rights as an employee and receive the respect you deserve.