Termination after Complaining to HR about Manager Some workplace situations could be toxic – managers, supervisors, and coworkers could victimize employees resulting in a hostile work environment. Many employees put up with different types of mistreatment, such as discrimination. Employees are often mistreated based on discriminatory reasons. Unfortunately, many of the employees who are mistreated in their place of work never file complaints regarding their unfair treatment. On the contrary, these employees often put up with unfair treatment in fear of suffering negative consequences after filing a complaint.

Have you put up with mistreatment in your workplace for far too long? If so, you might have finally built up the courage to speak to your HR representative and file a complaint against your manager. After you complained to HR about your manager, were you suddenly terminated? If you were terminated after complaining to HR about a manager, it is possible that your termination was wrongful.

I was fired after filing a complaint about my manager; do I have a case?

If you were terminated after filing a report against your manager or supervisor, you might have a case – especially if your termination was unlawful. What should you do? The first and most important thing that you should do is to seek legal assistance from an employment law firm. If you are in need of legal assistance, you should contact the experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible.

California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm with many years of experience handling a variety of employment claims. If you were victimized in your workplace in any way, you likely have grounds to pursue a claim and receive compensation. If you would like to learn more about your right to file a claim or sue to receive compensation, do not hesitate to contact the employment lawyers at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible. Our employment attorneys are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to better understand your rights as an employee after being terminated for filing a complaint against your manager.

What are Your Rights as an Employee?

All employees have rights in the workplace. These rights are usually established by both federal and state employment laws. Based on some employment laws, for example, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against their employees based on race, religion, and age. There are also other laws that provide employees with the rights to go on leave for a number of reasons. In addition to these rights, employees also have the right to file complaints, claims, and lawsuits against their employers. Unfortunately, exercising the right to file a complaint against your employer could result in various forms of retaliation – one of which could include termination.

Protected Activities and Whistleblowing

If you reach out to HR after incidents with your manager, you are whistleblowing. A whistleblower is a person (an employee) who releases information to a government/law enforcement agency, a party with authority over the employer (such as a manager, supervisor, or HR personnel), in hopes of some sort of investigation into the problem or solution to the sav problem. Employees have the right to report violations of state and federal laws (such as anti-discrimination laws), violations/non-compliance with local, state, or federal regulation, and violations of health/safety regulations, for example. Based on this information, you have the right to file a complaint against your manager with HR. Therefore, if your manager has consistently discriminated against you or treated you unfairly, you have the right to reach out to HR and file a report. For more information about this right, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.

Wrongful Termination as Retaliation after Filing a Complaint against Your Manager

In many cases, exercising your basic rights – such as the right to file a complaint against your manager with HR – can lead to retaliation; specifically, filing complaints with HR about your manager could result in termination. However, retaliating against an employee for whistleblowing (reporting an incident with a manager to HR) is illegal. Therefore, if you were terminated after filing a report about your manager with your HR department, you likely have grounds to pursue a wrongful termination claim based on retaliation for filing a complaint. If you would like to learn more about your right to take action against your employer after you were terminated, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our employment attorneys are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to begin your claim against your employer.

What Could You Do?

What are your options if you are terminated after bringing forth a claim against your manager with HR? Without a doubt, you have options. If you are in California, you could pursue a charge with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), a state employment agency. You could also pursue a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal employment agency. In addition to pursuing a charge through the DFEH or the EEOC, employees who experienced termination after filing a report against their manager with human resources have the right to pursue civil lawsuits. Civil lawsuits are only an option after the claimant is granted the right to sue. If you would like to learn more about your options if you were illegally terminated for reporting your manager to HR, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today and request to speak with our experts.

Filing a Lawsuit and Receiving Compensation

If you were terminated after filing a complaint against your manager, you likely have the right to sue and receive compensation. As mentioned above, victimized employees have the right to pursue civil lawsuits – as long as they have been expressly granted the right to sue. You have the right to file a lawsuit; now, what? Could you also recover compensation? How much compensation could you receive? What type of compensation could you receive?

The answers to some of your many questions regarding the type and amount of compensation that you could receive depend on the details of your claim. Because of that, we recommend that you discuss the potential value of your claim with our knowledgeable employment attorneys as soon as possible. Although every claim is different, employees should be familiar with the following categories of compensation that could be available for recovery:

  • Lost income – compensation for the income that you lost directly because of your termination
  • Lost benefits – compensation for the benefits that you lost directly because of your termination
  • Pain and suffering – compensation for the mental and emotional distress suffered because of your termination
  • Punitive damage – compensation awarded as a punishment to the defendant

For more information about the specific type and amount of compensation that you could receive if your claim is successful, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The employment experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group are ready to evaluate your claim and help you recover the highest amount of compensation available for recovery. If you would like to discuss your claim with the employment experts at our law firm, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our knowledgeable attorneys will aggressively fight for your right to recover the compensation to which you are entitled.

Contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group

Were you fired after reaching out to HR to file a complaint against your manager? If so, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible with the employment experts at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group. California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is an employment law firm with many years of experience handling a variety of employment claims. If you believe that you were wrongfully terminated based on a report that you filed with HR, you could be certain that our knowledgeable employment attorneys are here to provide you with the legal representation that you need. If you would like to discuss your current situation with the knowledgeable attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.

Without a doubt, being fired after filing a report against your manager could result in significant financial loss. If you are struggling financially, it is likely that you are hesitating to seek legal assistance due to the fear of expensive legal fees. To remain accessible to all victimized employees – especially those who have suddenly lost their income – our law firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our attorneys will answer all your questions, address all your concerns – ensuring that you have all information that you need to begin or continue your claim against your employer. If you would like to schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion, do not hesitate to contact California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible.

California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group is dedicated to representing all employees who have suffered mistreatment in the workplace. Our firm offers free legal services as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our law firm is also strictly based on a contingency structure. Because our law firm is based on contingency, our attorneys will not have to pay any legal expenses until after their claims reach a successful outcome. If you do not win, you will not be required to pay us anything. Do not hesitate to contact our law firm today to request to speak with our employment attorneys.

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