Workplace retaliation is common, but that does not make it acceptable or even legal. In fact, under Texas employment laws and federal laws, in certain scenarios, workplace retaliation is unlawful. Employees can and should take swift legal action to uphold their workplace rights if they suspect they are the victim of retaliation on the job. If you are reading this, chances are your employer has done something that has made you wonder, “Is this even legal?”
Work retaliation laws are not relegated to one specific section of the law, but they are made up of many different federal and Texas employment laws that protect workers who engage in legally protected activities, refuse to participate in illegal activities, file complaints or participate in investigations about discrimination or harassment on the job. An experienced Dallas employment and workplace retaliation lawyer like Dan A. Atkerson can help determine if your employer has unlawfully retaliated against you, as well as what kind of legal action you may be able to pursue against your employer under Texas employment laws.