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Retaliation

There are numerous state and federal laws which prohibit employers from retaliating against employees that exercise certain legal rights. For example, it is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee that files a worker’s compensation claim, an employee that opposes illegal discrimination or makes a claim of discrimination, or an employee that refuses to engage in an illegal act. Unlawful workplace retaliation may take the form of a job termination, or may be something short of termination that affects the terms or conditions of employment. For more information on various areas where there are laws that make it unlawful to retaliate against an employee and in which we practice, click on any of the following links:

Certain laws pertaining to employment retaliation only apply to employers that have more than a specific number of employees. Some apply to all employers. Some retaliation claims must first be made with the EEOC, TWC or Department of Labor. Others can be filed with the court without initially making an administrative claim. A good Austin retaliation attorney will have extensive knowledge and experience in these areas. We do.

What We Can Do If You Are An Employer

Retaliation claims are some of the most dangerous claims that an employer can face. Large verdicts often occur with such claims. If a retaliation claim is made against you, you would be well-advised to contact an experienced Austin retaliation lawyer. In order to lesson the risk of such claims occurring, you may wish to have a well-qualified Austin retaliation attorney draft or review your employment policies for appropriate legal compliance, and make other recommendations to minimize litigation risks. We provide these services. We also conduct internal workplace investigations if a complaint has been made, or a problem is suspected. With respect to retaliation-related employment issues, we counsel and advise businesses; represent businesses when complaints are made against them to the EEOC, TWC or Department of Labor; prepare severance agreements; tenaciously represent businesses who are being sued in lawsuits, arbitrations and mediations; and handle almost any other employment issue you can imagine. We have been very successful in our representation of employers and we invite you to review the testimonials from several of the employers we have represented on employment matters. If you are an employer who would like to have an experienced and knowledgeable Austin retaliation lawyer who has a long track record of success for employers on your side, contact us.

What We Can Do If You Are An Employee

Unfortunately, not all employers comply with the laws on employment retaliation. Being subjected to workplace retaliation can devastate one’s life and finances. If you believe you have been subjected to workplace retaliation, we urge you to contact a knowledgeable, experienced and successful Austin retaliation attorney. A good Austin retaliation lawyer can explain the law in this area; advise you as to whether your employer has engaged in illegal conduct against you; advise you of your rights and options; intercede with your employer when appropriate; represent you before the TWC, EEOC or Department of Labor; and aggressively prosecute your lawsuit if your case cannot be reasonably settled. We do all of these things and have done so for well over 20 years. We invite you to review the testimonials from some employees we have represented on employment matters. If you are an employee who would like to have an experienced and knowledgeable Austin retaliation attorney with a long track record of success for employees on your side, contact us.

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