Birmingham, AL Attorneys Specializing in Workplace Retaliation Cases
Retaliation is one of the most frequently alleged bases of discrimination.
Retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for engaging in legally protected activity such as filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, taking FMLA, or complaining internally concerning a discriminatory action.
Retaliation can be as direct as a demotion, discipline, firing, salary reduction, or job or shift reassignment. But retaliation can also be more subtle. For example, a shift change may not be a big deal for one employee but changing the shift of an employee with children may be considered an adverse employment action.