I told my boss about a dangerous working condition and now my employer is retaliating against me – what rights do I have?
If you feel that your employer is now harassing you, or punishing you, or if you feel your employer is retaliating against you in any other way because of your refusal to work until a work danger is fixed, or for your reporting of a dangerous condition in the first place, you have legal rights. Every discrimination and harassment situation is unique. An experienced employment law attorney will evaluate the situation and legal remedies available to you. For example, to be covered under U.S. Department of Labors’ Whistle Blower statute “… you must file a retaliation complaint within 30 days of the alleged reprisal. In states with approved state plans, employees may file a complaint under the OSH Act (Section 11(c)) with both the State and Federal OSHA.
If you are experiencing workplace retaliation, it is very important to find out exactly what your legal rights are. Contact the employment law offices of McDonald, Woodward & Carlson PC to discuss your particular employment law matter with an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable in handling employment retaliation and discrimination related matters. Call today.