Ohio Workplace Retaliation Attorney
Were you fired, harassed, demoted, or otherwise retaliated against by your employer because you filed a complaint about illegal discrimination in your workplace?
Our law firm has successfully represented employees who have suffered retaliation for attempting to exercise their legal rights. For experienced representation, contact Stepter Law Office today.
Retaliation Lawyer Rayl L. Stepter Fighting for Your Rights Since 1993
Whether your case requires settlement negotiations, or requires litigation, we are up to the job. Attorney Rayl L. Stepter is a board certified employment law specialist who has represented many clients in a retaliation cases in state and federal courts.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) retaliation occurs when an employer, employment agency, or labor organization takes an adverse action against a covered individual because he or she engaged in a protected activity.
Adverse actions can include threats, intimidation, assault, failure to hire or promote, and firing employees who oppose illegal discrimination.
Covered individuals are people who have opposed unlawful practices or who have participated in investigations of claims of discrimination for their disability.
Protected activities are actions that oppose illegal discrimination such as:
- Informing an employer of illegal workplace discrimination
- Complaining to a supervisor or manager about alleged discrimination against oneself or others
- Threatening to file a charge of discrimination
- Picketing in opposition to discrimination
- Refusing to obey an order reasonably believed to be discriminatory
- Filing a claim of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or the state equal employment opportunity agency.
Illegal retaliation can also include firing, demotion, or other adverse actions in response to a request for time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Learn more: Visit our employment law information center.