A workplace retaliation lawsuit is bad for business — it is evidence of a breakdown in the relationship between employee and employer, and can be lengthy and expensive. Fortunately, such lawsuits are usually preventable, and if they do arise, they can be resolved quickly with the help of an experienced business law attorney.
Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., serves Oregon, California, and Washington from offices in Portland and Tacoma, and is one of the region's leading law firms. Our business litigation lawyers have the knowledge and experience to handle your retaliation case effectively.
What Is Employer Retaliation?
Retaliation claims arise when an employee has filed an employment discrimination claim or workplace harassment claim, and perceives the employer as punishing him or her for making that claim. In some cases, employees who participate in the investigation of such claims may also perceive that they are being punished.
Any type of adverse action may count as retaliation, but common examples include:
- Negative evaluations and/or disciplinary action
- Demotion or reassignment
- Reduction in pay
- Termination of employment
While reassignment might seem like a prudent solution to workplace disputes, employers should be cautious when reassigning someone who has recently filed a harassment or discrimination claim.
Sound Advice. Well-Prepared Litigators.
At Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., our attorneys offer in-depth knowledge of current employment law in the states we serve. We can help your company establish policies for handling such claims, and understand its obligations toward claimants so that you can avoid workplace retaliation suits altogether.
If you are already facing a lawsuit, our experienced attorneys will develop a customized strategy that will minimize your liability in a cost-effective manner. And while it's best to avoid trial whenever possible, our attorneys prepare for trial from day one. Our diligent investigation gets results, and ensures that opposing counsel takes us seriously.
Contact Chenoweth Law Group, P.C.
To discuss retaliation claims or other employment law concerns, call us at 503-446-6261 in Portland or 253-200-5991 in Tacoma, or contact us online. We offer creative, flexible billing arrangements that can help you predictably budget for your legal needs.