Demoted or Forced to Transfer
At Gallenberg PC, our Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills wrongful termination attorneys know that there is more than one way an employer retaliates against its employees for complaining, reporting, or aiding in the investigation of unlawful behavior or activities in the workplace.
In California, workplace retaliation refers to the adverse actions an employer may take in punishing an employee for exercising their protected rights.
That could mean demoting an employee or forcing him or her to transfer to an unfavorable location, ultimately damaging their career and overall livelihood. If you are currently being retaliated against by your employer, supervisor, or co-workers, know that you are legally protected against any adverse actions or termination by your employer.
We can help. Contact our experienced Los Angeles wrongful termination attorneys at Gallenberg PC today to discuss the adverse action your employer has taken against you, so we can help hold them accountable for their unlawful behavior and your complete damages.What are the Most Common Reasons an Employer Retaliates, Demotes, or Forces the Transfer of Its Employees?
California employers will often retaliate against employees by demoting them or forcing them to transfer to an undesirable and inconvenient location as punishment for their lawful actions.
Common reasons employers retaliate against employees include their lawfully reporting of:
- Harassment and sexual harassment
- Hazards or injuries in the workplace
- Involvement in illegal behavior or activity
- Unpaid wages, overtime, or benefits
- Violations of any employee rights or labor laws
California and federal workplace retaliation laws protect all employees when reporting or participating in an investigation against unlawful behavior in the workplace.
State wrongful termination protection is provided by:
- The California Fair Employment and Housing Act
- The California Health & Safety Code
- The California Labor Code
Federal wrongful termination protection is provided by:
If you believe you were retaliated against, demoted, or forced to transfer by your employer, our Los Angeles County employment law attorney may be able to help you. Contact us today to learn more. We do not charge prospective clients for a confidential telephone intake or online case review.How Can I Prove I Have Been Unlawfully Retaliated Against, Demoted, or Transferred to an Unfavorable Workplace Location in California?
California employers know that directly and wrongfully terminating an employee in retaliation for exercising their protected rights will lead to legal action. Because of their knowledge, and for fear that they will be held financially liable, employers are retaliating against employees in much harder to prove ways.
They include adverse actions like demotions to keep the employee from collecting benefits or other incentives they are due or transferring the employee to an unfavorable location that makes it difficult for the employee to keep working.
Each of these practices is designed to keep the employee from being fired and collecting any benefits or severance as part of their exit or being able to hold their employer accountable for their unlawful actions.
Instead, the employer hopes the employee will resign, instead of enduring the disguised punishment. This is more than unfair, but also illegal.
At Gallenberg PC, our workplace retaliation, demotion, and forced to transfer attorneys in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills can help you prove you are being disciplined for your lawful actions.
First, to prove retaliation in the workplace, we must:
- Establish a correlation between the complaint of unlawful behavior and the act of workplace retaliation.
- Provide a timeline of events as a direct correlation between the complaint and the employer’s retaliatory measures.
- Supply evidence that the retaliation was severe enough for a reasonable person to have avoided filing a complaint had they known the consequences — including a demotion or transfer would occur — in advance.
Partnering with an experienced workplace retaliation attorney in California is important because our state operates under an “at-will” employment capacity. That means, an employer or employee can terminate the relationship at any time, for any reason.
However, that does not detract from the fact that every employee has protection from workplace retaliation under state and federal laws. We can help you enforce those protections.
There are short time frames by which to file a retaliatory action. That means time is of the essence to explore your legal rights and options, so you can pursue the outcome you deserve.
If you believe you were retaliated against, demoted, or forced to transfer by your employer, our Los Angeles County employment law attorney may be able to help you. Contact us today to learn more. We do not charge prospective clients for a confidential telephone intake or online case review.How Can the California Wrongful Termination Lawyer at Gallenberg PC Help?
At Gallenberg PC, our employment law attorney has offices in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills, so unlawfully terminated employees have access to the legal representation they need to pursue results inside and outside the courtroom — no matter where they live or work in California.
Our primary goal is to make legal services accessible to everyone in California, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.
We understand that many individuals cannot afford to pay upfront hourly rates or retainers for an employment attorney. That does not mean they should not have the legal ability to pursue justice after suffering from unlawful treatment in any California workplace.
Our wrongful termination attorney in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills takes all eligible cases on a contingency basis, which means if we do not win your case, you do not pay our legal fees.
If you were retaliated against, demoted, or transferred to an undesirable location at work for exercising your legal rights in California, contact Gallenberg PC today to discuss your important employment law case with our skilled Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyer at (213) 986-8432, Burbank at (818) 237-5267, or Beverly Hills at (310) 295-1654 to schedule a free intake today.
If you prefer, complete a Free Online Case Review to have your claim screened by our experienced employment law attorney and we will contact you directly to discuss your case.