Did An Employer Retaliation Against You?
The legal system prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who fight to protect their rights. An employee who files sexual harassment complaints should never be fired as a result. Someone who requests a handicap-accessible cube should not be punished because of his or her disability.
Experienced Chattanooga Lawyer Protecting Employer and Employee Rights
Unfortunately, that is not always what happens. Many employers punish employees who make a scene. This punishment can be more severe, such as wrongfully firing the employee. However, there are numerous other forms of retaliation. If you were the victim of retaliation, or if you have an employee who thinks you retaliated against him or her, an experienced Knoxville employer retaliation attorney can help you obtain justice for the situation.
When you contact Underwood Law Office, P.C., that is exactly what you will find. Attorney Underwood has more than two decades of experience working with individuals throughout East Tennessee in employment law matters.
Understanding Various Types of Retaliation
When some people think of retaliation, they automatically think about wrongful termination or firing. In reality, that is just one type of retaliation. There are numerous other types of retaliation, including:
- Suddenly being transferred to another department
- One employee being promoted ahead of another employee who is more on-track for promotion
- Receiving a negative performance review after having a positive review for years
- Being the only person in your department to suffer from “company cutbacks” such as losing your company car
- Your work hours being significantly reduced
- Being forced to go from full time to part time and losing employee benefits as a result
- Not being told about job openings and opportunities higher up in the company until it is too late for you to apply
- Less qualified co-workers who did not file charges against the company receiving more favorable treatment from the company
Because retaliation comes in numerous forms, Knoxville retaliation attorney Underwood takes the time to understand the details of each client’s situation. If you are an employer who is concerned about not giving the wrong impression when punishing an employee or during times of transition at the company, attorney Underwood can help. He provides trusted advice regarding retaliation issues to clients on both sides.
Whether you are an employee or employer who is concerned about retaliation, an experienced lawyer can help protect your rights and reputation. Contact the firm online or call 865-329-6983 to schedule your free, 30-minute initial consultation with an experienced employment discrimination lawyer.