Las Vegas Workplace Retaliation Lawyer

What should you do if your manager has fired you because you spoke up about discrimination you face at work and filed a workplace discrimination claim? There are several laws in place that protect employees in the workplace. If you have experienced any type of misconduct in the workplace, and are unsure as to what legal claims you may have, contact our Nevada employment attorneys today.

Our top-rated employment law attorneys believe that no employee should have to endure any type of workplace misconduct. No employee should be retaliated against for taking any specific actions. If you or a loved one have been retaliated against at work, contact our Las Vegas employment law attorneys for a free initial consultation. We are available 24/7 to conduct your free consultation, and will review any questions or concerns you may have regarding your workplace retaliation claim.

After being retaliated against at work, we understand that it can be very difficult to find another alternative job, or to even continue working at the original job. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay any money upfront unless and until we win a judgment or settlement in your favor.

Both Federal and Nevada laws provide several different types of protections for employees who have been retaliated against to file a claim against their employer for damages. No employee should be frightened or fearful for exercising protected rights. No employer could intimidate their employee to prevent them from speaking up.

If your employer has retaliated against you, our top rated attorneys will work to make sure that they are held liable for any losses you have incurred. Our employment attorneys at our Las Vegas office are available to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Examples of compensation you could recover for your workplace retaliation claim could include emotional distress, lost wages, and more.

Nevada is considered to be an at-will state. This means that employer and employee contracts could be terminated by any reason by the employee or the employer. However, the employer cannot fire an employee simply because they belong to a protected class.

What qualifies as workplace retaliation in Nevada?

Under Nevada employment laws, workplace retaliation occurs when an employer punishes, or engages in an adverse action against an employee for engaging in a legally-protected activity. Retaliation most commonly occurs with a negative job action, such as firing the employee.

 Examples Of Retaliation In Nevada

Retaliation can occur in many different ways in Nevada. Examples of retaliation include:

  • When an employee complains about a hostile environment, or a workplace harassment claim
  • When an employee complains about discrimination they have suffered at work
  • What an employee assists a third-party government agency in investigating and looking into the company
  • When an employee engages in a protected political activity, such as union activity
  • When an employee takes a Family and Medical Leave
  • When an employee makes a claim for workers’ compensation for injuries suffered on the job
  • When an employee refuses to continue with unlawful actions
  • When an employee blows the whistle against their employer
  • When an employee goes to take time off for jury duty
  • When the employee serves as a witness in an investigation involving employment discrimination or wage and hour our disputes
  • When an employee files a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Nevada Equal Rights Commission
  • When an employee belongs to a union

There are many different ways an employer will retaliate against an employee for taking any protected activities. Examples of retaliation at the workplace include:

  • Disciplining the employee
  • Terminating the employee
  • Laying off the employee
  • Demoting the employee
  • Failing to promote the employee
  • Failing to offer the promotion to the employee
  • Reassigning the employee to a less desirable job
  • Poor performance reviews
  • Intimidating the employee
  • Threatening the employee
  • Giving the employee more responsibilities

If you have experienced any of the above unlawful actions, contact our employment law attorneys today to see how you could receive compensation for these injuries suffered.

Workplace Retaliation Claims In Las Vegas

Usually, workplace retaliation claims can get very complex, especially if the defendant claims that they did not retaliate against their employee, they simply engaged in unlawful behavior.

What should you do if you have been retaliated against at work in Nevada?

 There are several steps we advise employees to take if they suspect they are being retaliated against at work. Examples include:

  • Reporting to the human resources department. The human resources department will investigate the claim and look into the circumstances.
  • Gather as much evidence as possible regarding the workplace retaliation. This includes any witness statements, along with screenshots of emails and / or texts.
  • Contact a top rated employment law attorney for free no risk consultation to determine what claims you may have.
  • Your attorney will assist you in filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. These departments will investigate your claim and determine whether you have strong evidence to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. If the department determines that you have a valid claim, you will be able to seek a” right to sue”

Is all retaliation illegal?

Not all retaliation is illegal. Retaliation is only illegal when the employer engages in an adverse action simply because the employee took a legally-protected action. The legally protected action differs depending on the state you are located in. Examples of the most common retaliation actions include adverse action against an employee for speaking up against racial discrimination or sexual harassment.

How can I tell I have been retaliated against at work?

There are several different hints that we advise our employees to be on the lookout for in the case they are being retaliated against at work. Examples include:

  • Being left out of company meetings
  • Your hours are cut
  • Your salary is reduced
  • You are harassed
  • You are bullied at work
  • You are not offered a promotion
  • Your employer fails to give you a raise
  • You are reassigned

Nevada Workplace Retaliation Laws

Under Nevada Revised Statute 613.340, no employer has the ability to discriminate against his or her employees because they belong to a protected class. It is an unlawful employment practice to retaliate against an employee for engaging in legal workplace practices. The protected classes under Nevada law are:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Age
  • Disability
  • National origin

How do you prove wrong for retaliation in Nevada?

As a plaintiff, the employee who is filing lawsuit must have to prove:

  • The employee suffered discrimination or harassment
  • The employee engaged in a protected activity
  • The employer took adverse conduct against the employee
  • The employee suffered damages

Contact a Firm of Experienced Las Vegas Attorneys

Take action today against your employer by filing a wrongful retaliation claim. Wrongful retaliation claims must be proven with specificity, that is why it is very important to have an experienced attorney on your side. Our top-rated attorneys have decades of experience representing employees who have been taken advantage of at work.

Seek the justice you deserve, contact us at Heidari Law Group today.

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