Have you ever felt threatened at work? Have you ever felt like you were being paid far less than your fellow employees? Have you wished there was something you could do about an unfair situation your boss has put you in? It might be time to consider legal action against your employer. Here are a few situations that might require you to call an attorney for help.
How Can I Tell if Suing My Employer Is an Option?
- Ignored Performance Reviews – If you have been reprimanded, demoted or fired for poor performance after receiving a good performance review, you may need to talk to an attorney. Though there are many reasons an at will employer can terminate or punish an employee, they do still have to have a valid reason to do so. If you have been performing your job well, and even your supervisor thinks so, then what’s happening to you could be deemed workplace discrimination.
- Retaliation – Have you recently reported a code violation or complained to management about an on-the-job problem? Then you may want to be on the lookout for retaliation. Though whistleblower laws protect workers from being victimized by employers, some people do ignore these regulations, and if they do, you’ll need a lawyer for help.
- Pay Disparities – Did you learn that coworkers fulfilling the same duties as you are being paid far more? Perhaps some of these coworkers are less experienced than you do, or may they have had complaints lodged against them when you have had none. Do you suspect that the discrepancy could be due to your place of origin or ethnic background? This situation could be a case of discrimination, and our state has strong laws in place to combat this employer practice.
These situations as well as many others could be a sign that you need to consider taking your employer to court. This can be a scary proposition that could put your job on the line, so it is important to have experienced legal counsel when moving forward with a case like this. To find out more about your legal options, keep following Gates Law Group—we can help plan a future for you and your family.