A retaliation claim may arise if the employer takes action meant to punish the employee for reporting wrongful/illegal/prohibited conduct to anyone. This includes both within the company and to any outside sources of authority (i.e. the EEOC or police).
It is illegal to:
- retaliate against an employee for reporting a criminal act or violation of a civil statute, including reporting only a suspicion of such which later turns out not to be valid;
- retaliate against an employee for participating in or providing information to an investigation into a reported criminal matter or civil statute violation, including a discrimination investigation; and
- retaliate against an employee in the healthcare industry for reporting patient care or safety matters.
Employment related lawsuits are very technical legal processes, and an employee who feels that they have been wronged should consult with an attorney as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.
If you or a loved one has suffered from retaliation in the Kentucky workplace, contact us to discuss your legal options. We will take the time to review your case with you and inform you of what your legal rights are.
At the Ackerson Law Offices, we fight to punish businesses who retaliate against employees. We fight to recovery the victim’s lost wages and compensation for the injury to their emotional well being. We additionally seek to prevent any future employees from suffering the same humiliation and retaliatory conduct that our clients have had to endure.
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