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Victim Of Employer Retaliation? We Can Help.


We have been seeing unscrupulous employers use the COVID-19 crisis to terminate or retaliate against employees for false and unlawful reasons. Call us without delay if you have experienced any discrimination, harassment, or retaliation during this period, including whistleblower retaliation.

Sometimes things happen in the workplace that need to be reported. From harassment to discrimination, it is an employee’s right to report these actions and continue to work in a nonhostile environment after doing so. When an employer seeks revenge, or aims to punish an employee for making a complaint against them, this is called retaliation — and it’s illegal. Employees are covered by employment laws that define protected activity, which are the activities workers may participate in without fear of retaliation from their employer.

At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, our team of experienced and knowledgeable employment law attorneys are committed to defending the rights of employees in the Woodland Hills and Woodland Hills, California, area. Boasting a solid track record of success, we work with employees only — not employers — and we’re not intimidated by big companies that violate employee’s rights. With over 25 years of employment law experience, The Rutten Law Firm, APC, works hard for wronged employees and their rights.

Has Your Employer Committed Workplace Retaliation?

When an employee loses a job, or their working conditions are made intolerable, this can often be retaliation. Other types of workplace retaliation, however, may not be so obvious. Here are some examples:

  • Unexpected negative job evaluation reviews when past evaluations are positive
  • Increase in workload
  • Permanent schedule changes to include less desirable workdays or shifts
  • Lack of communication from superiors meant to sabotage your workflow or exclude you from correspondence
  • Denial of a deserved raise or promotion
  • False accusations

If you have worked for a corporation for a long time and notice a sudden change in how your employer or manager treats you, retaliation may be at play. Employees are often surprised to learn that one action against the interests of the employer, such as reporting harassment, could override decades of their hard work and loyal service.

Retaliation, however, can be hard to prove. That’s why it’s important to hire an experienced, tenacious employment law attorney who has the skill and know-how to uncover the evidence needed to prove retaliation. If you’ve been retaliated against, don’t let it slide — or hire a law firm that doesn’t focus on retaliation cases — call The Rutten Law Firm, APC, today to find out what we can do to help you.

Workplace Retaliation Is Prohibited By More Than One Law

The skilled workplace retaliation lawyers at The Rutten Law Firm, APC, can help with your retaliation case against your employer under a variety of different laws, including:

  • Whistleblower law — California Labor Code Section 1102.5 is known as the “whistleblower protection” law. This protects employees from retaliation for reporting legal violations by their employer.
  • FEHA — The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protects employees from retaliation from reporting harassment, discrimination, filing a complaint, requesting accommodations for religious beliefs, or denial of pregnancy or family leave.
  • Qui tam — Known as the False Claims Act, this law gives employees the right to file a “qui tam” lawsuit against an employer who commits theft or fraud of government funds.

Don’t let your employer intimidate you and violate your rights. Call The Rutten Law Firm, APC, today at 818-308-5945 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our employment law attorneys about your California workplace retaliation case today.