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Employment Retaliation


Employment and workplace retaliation lawsuits arise from a variety of situations under under numerous laws.  Retaliation claims usually involve some form of retribution following an employee's informal or formal complaint about certain protected activities - discrimination, safety, fraud, workplace injuries, leave - and an employer's response to such complaint.  In these claims, usually the employer is being accused of limiting advancement, withholding pay, wrongfully terminating or taking some other adverse action against the employee (or those assisting the employee in opposing or participating in the complaint) in direct retaliation for these actions. 

The employment law attorneys at Stavros Law have significant experience with all types of employment retaliation claims, from claims of retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, to complaints of retaliation brought by miners under MSHA. Our experience representing both employees and employers is often a great advantage to our clients. It typically allows us to better evaluate the strength of each party's case, which can help us anticipate weaknesses or the opposing party's litigation stratedy, and build a winning argument at trial if that becomes necessary.

A Client-Focused Approach  Retaliation Claims

Our lawyers are skilled at assisting you through all stages or your retaliation claim, including any appeal, regardless of whether we are defending against the claim or bring the claim on behalf of an employee.  Whether an employee has been terminated, demoted, passed over for promotion, had hours reduced or been excluded from wage increases, or reassigned to a different job and subjected to ongoing harassment and negative performance reviews, our lawyers can handle each situation with expertise and skill.

Employees who believe they have been retaliated against on the job should speak to a skilled employment lawyer immediately.  Retaliation claims are subject to very short limitations periods - some as short as thirty days from the date of the retaliation - that if not satisfied prevent you from bring your claim. In addition, you need careful and precise counsel to assist you in asserting your claims, as well as preparing against claims if you are an employer who has received notice of a retaliation claim.


Employment Laws Prohibiting Retaliation


There are numerous federal and state laws that prohibit retaliation, and the employment law attorneys at Stavros Law have the experience needed to assist you with any of those claims.  Retaliation claims are brought under some of the following laws:


Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)  (retaliation for complaint of age discrimination)
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) (retaliation for complaining about disability discrimination)
Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national origin, gender and religious discrimination)
Equal Pay Act (EPA) (pay discrimination)
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (overtime or minimum wage violations)
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (exercise of rights to FMLA leave)
Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) (safety complaints)
Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) (pregnancy and related conditions)

Workers Compensation (retaliation for reporting workplace injuries)
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability)
USSERA (military service / veteran status)
Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) (transportation complaints)
Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
International Safety Container Act (ISCA)
Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (ERA) (environmental complaints)
Clean Air Act (CAA) (environmental complaints)
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) (environmental complaints)
Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) (environmental complaints)
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (environmental complaints)
Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) (environmental complaints)
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (environmental complaints)
Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21) (aviation safety complaints
Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) (securities and investment complaints)
Pipeline Safety Improvement Act (PSIA)
Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA)
National Transit Systems Security Act (NTSSA) 
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) (consumer-related complaints)

Mine Safety & Health Act (MSHA) (miner safety complaints) 


For a free initial telephone consultation, please call our office at (801) 758-7604 or contact us online to discuss your workplace retaliation issues.

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Stavros Law P.C. is a Utah law firm providing legal services to individuals and businesses in Utah, the Mountain West and across the United States, including Salt Lake City, Draper, Sandy, South Jordan, West Jordan, Lehi, Provo, Orem and Spanish Fork.  Our lawyers provide civil litigation, trial and appeal work to clients in federal and state courts throughout the United States. We provide litigation and counseling services for clients in the areas of business and commercial law, employment and labor law, health care law and family law.

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