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Woman allegedly faced retaliation for reporting abusive texts

Employees today in California and across the United States have laws to protect them from illegal acts in the workplace such as discrimination and harassment. However, workers are also protected by law from retaliation. Sometimes, disagreements may become hostile and superiors may choose to retaliate. Retaliation can come in many forms, such as a salary reduction, demotion and even termination. A woman in another state claims that she experienced retaliation in the form of termination and she has filed a lawsuit.

Retaliation: Chipotle ordered to pay ex-manager almost $8 million

When employees are injured at work, extended time off may be required in order to recover. Fortunately, laws exist in California that grant injured workers this much-needed time off without losing employment or benefits. However, workers taking an extended time away from work can result in lost revenues for employers, and they may choose to take their frustrations out on innocent employees, resulting in retaliation.

Woman wins $6 million in suit after losing her job to retaliation

No one should have to face harassment, especially in the workplace. When harassment comes directly from a manager or supervisor, the impacts can be psychologically and emotionally devastating. Employees in California that face harassment can and should report it. However, this can often bring about retaliation. A woman in another state recently won $6 million from a lawsuit she filed after she lost her job due to retaliation.

Former Walmart executive alleges his firing was retaliation

Every person knows that losing a job can have significant financial ramifications, especially in California where the cost of living continues to increase. However, the loss of employment can also have profound emotional and psychological effects. This can be a downright traumatic experience, especially when loss of employment comes at the hands of retaliation. When employers are caught in the act of illegal business practices, they will often retaliate against employees that speak up.

Del Mar city employee suffers retaliation for whistleblowing

In California, employees have the right to speak up when they witness inappropriate actions or activities in the workplace. Whistleblower laws were put in place to protect employees from retaliation. Recently, a lawsuit was filed by a former employee of the city of Del Mar in California after administrators allegedly terminated her for reporting inappropriate activity.

Former officer faced retaliation for choosing not to shoot

Sometimes, employees in California and across the country will face punishment for doing the right thing. A wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a police officer in another state details allegations of retaliation because the officer chose not to discharge his firearm. Allegedly, the officer chose not to use deadly force on a suicidal man and was punished for his decision.

Researcher experiences retaliation for reporting violations

Whistleblower is a term most often used to describe a person that reports or "blows the whistle" on inappropriate or illegal activity in the workplace. In California and across the country, there are whistleblower laws that offer protection for these employees. However, some employers will ignore these laws and punish the whistleblowing workers in retaliation.

Former HR director faced retaliation for reporting misconduct

Losing a good-paying, steady job is an experience that no California resident wants to face. However, when employment is lost due to such things as retaliation or harassment, the experience can be absolutely devastating. A scenario like this recently made headlines in another state. According to reports, a former Human Resources director was retaliated against for allegedly reporting the inappropriate conduct of a superior, and he subsequently filed a lawsuit.

$1.5 million awarded to doctor who faced retaliation

Retaliatory acts in any walk of life can definitely have profound impacts on victims. However, when retaliation occurs in the workplace, the victim's financial and emotional well-being are directly affected. Its effects can be absolutely devastating. California and other states have laws that protect employees from retaliation. A doctor in another state was allegedly fired as a retaliatory act and she was awarded compensation from a lawsuit that she had filed.

Coal miner endures retaliation for workers' compensation claim

Significant injuries can result in lost wages due to time away from work. Fortunately, full-time employees in California and across the country are entitled to helpful benefits that can protect them financially and medically when injuries are suffered at work. Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that provides wages and medical benefits to workers that have been injured on the job. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for some employers to retaliate against employees for using benefits such as workers' compensation. A man in another state filed a lawsuit after he claims he suffered retaliation for using workers' compensation benefits.

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