The issue of unlawful workplace retaliation is something that comes up quite often at our practice. If you are unaware of your rights as an employee in New York State, we highly advise that you read this article and contact an experienced Buffalo employment law attorney right away.
Unlawful Workplace Retaliation | Definition
Retaliation is being punished – the formal expression is having the terms and conditions of your employment negatively affected as a result of bringing some sort of illegality to the attention of your employer. For instance, if somebody complains of sexual harassment in the workplace – which is exactly what they should do if that is occurring – the employer cannot take negative actions against that employee because they complained. That’s commonly known as retaliation in the workplace and it’s pretty straightforward.
Unlawful Workplace Retaliation | Making a Harassment Complaint
When it comes to complaining, most companies now have a harassment policy. More often than not, in order to get your issue out of the employer’s domain and into a court, you must first complain to your employer. It’s very important – if illegal harassment or bad harassment is happening in your workplace – that you complain to your employer. That serves to bind some employers because, once you’ve made that complaint, most employers are very hesitant to retaliate against you.
Contact a Buffalo Employment Law Attorney Today
Are you an employer with questions about workplace retaliation and how to best protect yourself in a harassment dispute? The experienced Buffalo employment attorneys at Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP have extensive experience in aggressively representing the rights of employees in all kinds of workplace disputes. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Let our experience work for you.