Written by: John Dalton
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Did your employer fire you for reporting workplace discrimination? Or demote you for calling out workplace safety issues? Or change you to a less desirable schedule for complaining about sexual harassment? These are all examples of illegal workplace retaliation, and it’s a lot more common than you may think. 

In 2023, California workers filed an average of 706 workplace retaliation claims monthly with the state’s Labor Commissioner’s Office. It is crucial to work with a workplace retaliation lawyer who can protect your rights and help you avoid common pitfalls that could weaken your case if you’re facing workplace retaliation. Contact a lawyer for workplace retaliation at the Law Office of John Dalton today to take the initial step toward safeguarding your professional future. Contacting us first ensures your case gets off on the right foot.

What Is Workplace Retaliation?

Workplace retaliation is when an employer takes adverse action against an employee for engaging in legally protected activities. Essentially, it is when an employer punishes or mistreats an employee for standing up for their workplace rights. These rights range from filing a complaint about discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation to whistleblowing on illegal practices. Examples of retaliation include but are not limited to unjust termination, demotion, salary reduction, removal of job responsibilities and job or shift reassignments adversely affecting the employee. There are also subtler forms like exclusion from meetings or important communications.

What Should I Do If I Think I’m the Victim of Workplace Retaliation?

Traditionally, victims are advised to confront the perpetrator, file a complaint with their employer, or file a complaint with a government agency. However, these actions can inadvertently harm your case if done prematurely or incorrectly. If you suspect your employer is retaliating, the first and most critical step is to us. Contact the Law Office of John Dalton immediately to safeguard your rights and avoid missteps in handling a delicate situation. Our firm will provide the strategic advice you need to start your case on solid ground and help prevent the damage that could arise from handling the situation on your own.

How Can a Temecula Workplace Retaliation Lawyer Help Me?

If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering how a workplace retaliation lawyer can help. At the Law Office of John Dalton, our record of success speaks magnitudes. As a nationally recognized advocate, John Dalton has won some of the U.S.’s most significant employment law verdicts and settlements. As your advocate, you can expect a compassionate, professional, and experienced attorney who will fight relentlessly to secure your rights and seek justice. You can also count on the following services:

  • Initial consultation. During this meeting, we will listen carefully to your concerns, review any evidence you may have, and assess your case’s viability.
  • Advice on proper steps. While it may be tempting to confront your perpetrator or file a complaint with your employer or government agency immediately, a carefully planned strategy is essential so you don’t jeopardize your claim.
  • Strong case building. Our experienced legal team will work diligently to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a strong case to support your workplace retaliation claims.
  • Negotiation and litigation. Having worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, John Dalton knows a thing or two about diplomacy and negotiation and, depending on the circumstances, may negotiate with your employer or the responsible parties to seek a fair resolution. However, if negotiations prove unsuccessful, he is prepared to take your case to court and advocate fiercely for your rights.
  • Compensation. We aim to help you seek compensation for lost wages, emotional distress, attorney’s fees, and any other damages you may have suffered due to retaliation.

Contacting a Temecula workplace retaliation attorney like John Dalton at the outset ensures you receive proper guidance from the beginning. This early intervention is critical in preventing the common pitfalls many employees trip over when navigating these complex issues alone. At the Law Office of John Dalton, we will be with you at every turn, from filing necessary legal complaints to representing you in negotiations or court proceedings. During every step of the process, we are committed to providing you with personalized, compassionate, and professional legal representation. Your rights matter to us; we will work tirelessly to protect them.

Contact the Law Office of John Dalton Today

At the Law Office of John Dalton, we fight to ensure victims of workplace retaliation receive the justice they deserve. With decades of experience to cull from, attorney John Dalton’s proactive approach to legal representation means you get more than just an attorney; you get an advocate, advisor, and steadfast ally who will fight tooth and nail for a fair resolution. Contact us for a free case evaluation. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients; now, let us seek justice for you.

    “I highly respect John and his dedication and integrity. You will not be disappointed.” John Dalton went to work for me and delivered great results. I wasn’t sure what to do and when I found John, he explained everything nicely and he was able to get me the settlement I truly deserved. He was easy to work with and I always felt like I was kept in the loop - it was really fantastic service all around. - Steve K.
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