Posts Categorized: Retaliation

What To Do If You Believe You’re Being Discriminated or Retaliated Against At Work

State and federal law prohibits employers from discriminating and/or retaliating against workers for their membership in a protected class (such as race, age or gender), or their whistle-blowing activity. However, these laws provide a remedy to employees via a lawsuit filed after the employer has already committed unlawful discrimination/retaliation.  How can employees protect themselves from… Read more »

Disciplining Employees Based On Religious Views of Homosexuality May Be Actionable

A recent Eighth Circuit decision indicates that employers that give employees negative reviews for opposing homosexuality on religious grounds may be held liable for discrimination. In Phillips v. Collings, 86 FEP Cases 411 (8th Cir. 2001), a supervisor had previously given the plaintiff social worker adequate or good evaluations. However, after the social worker told… Read more »

Workers’ Compensation Retaliation: Legal Remedies in New York and New Jersey

Both New York and New Jersey workers who suffer a workplace injury, or contract an illness as a result of work, are entitled to workers’ compensation through their employers. As a practical matter, this typically means that a worker reports his or her workplace injury/illness to the employer within a prescribed time period (usually within… Read more »