One of the most common types of discrimination allegations that The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives is surrounding retaliation complaints. When a company is accused of retaliating against an employee, the company can face harsh penalties.
Being accused of retaliating against an employee is a serious offense. If you have discovered that you have been accused of retaliation, it is important that you take steps to defend yourself and your business. Contact a respected retaliation defense attorney in Pittsburgh at N. Stotler Law to explore your legal options further.
Employees may accuse a company of retaliating against them for a number of different reasons. But an employee will only have grounds for a retaliation claim if they can prove that their employer:
According to the Vox & National Conference of State Legislatures, approximately four in ten complaints filed with the EEOC involve retaliation. This comes as no surprise, as there are eleven states across the country that do not explicitly prohibit workplace retaliation under their state employment discrimination laws.
If you have been accused of retaliating against an employee, it could have a devastating impact on your position at work and your business. Take steps to protect your reputation and clear your name with help from a retaliation defense lawyer.
The retaliation complaints against you can only be warranted if the employee is able to show that you responded to the employee in a retaliatory way. For example, if the employee is filing a retaliation claim against you because you demoted them, they will need to show that there was no valid reason.
By bringing supporting evidence, such as employee performance reports, social media exchanges, and other documentation, you may be able to show that the demotion was warranted and therefore retaliation did not occur.
Or perhaps you have been accused of wrongful termination after terminating an employee. As long as you can show the courts that your reasons for terminating them were valid and went according to your company’s procedures, then you may be able to avoid an unfavorable outcome in your case.
Since there are so many different types of retaliation, your attorney will need to carefully examine the details of your case, and why the retaliation claim was right against you in order to determine how to best approach your retaliation defense.
One of the most important things you need to do after being accused of retaliation is contact an attorney. Your business and future could be in jeopardy if these complaints proved to be warranted. Make sure you have an aggressive retaliation defense attorney advocating for you.
Call N. Stotler Law today to start working on your retaliation defense strategy. You can give our office a call at 724-841-5565 or complete our convenient contact form when you are ready to get started on your case.