CREWS LAW FIRM REPRESENTS EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE SUFFERED RETALIATION AT WORK
Other laws also prohibit retaliation against employees for exercising certain rights. For example, the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) prohibits retaliation against an eligible employee who has taken off time from work because of a serious health condition, for the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for a close family member. The Texas Workers’ Compensation Act makes it illegal for an employer to fire or retaliate against an employee for seeking benefits for an on-the-job injury. The Fair Labor Standards Act prohibits retaliation against employees who complain about overtime and minimum wage violations. There are several anti-retaliation provisions that protect doctors, nurses and certain health care providers from retaliation for reporting violations of medical standards of care. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) also prohibits retaliation against employees who have made complaints or engaged in “protected activity.” Sarbanes Oxley has anti-retaliation provisions for employees of publicly traded companies and subsidiaries who report fraud. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects government employees from retaliation for speaking out as a citizen on a matter of public concern.
The attorneys of Crews Law Firm, P.C. have extensive experience and knowledge representing employees who have suffered retaliation during their employment. We advocate on behalf of our clients through direct negotiations with employers, or through the “Charge of Discrimination” process with the EEOC, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the City of Austin’s equal employment office, and other state and federal agencies, as well as in state and federal court in employment litigation.
If you believe you were fired, demoted, or suffered other adverse consequences and were retaliated against for opposing discrimination or engaging in activity protected by law, contact Crews Law Firm at (512) 346-7077 or click here to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers.
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