What Type of Retaliation is Illegal in the Workplace [Infographic]
If you have been retaliated against in the workplace for any unlawful reason, you need to take decisive legal action that protects your rights. Federal and Arizona law (A.R.S. 23-1501) protect you from illegal workplace retaliation.
Based on the Arizona statute and federal law, here are a few of the many ways an employer can take illegal retaliatory action:
You are fired or retaliated against in away way after making good faith complaints regarding discrimination and/or harassment
You were retaliated against for reporting unlawful company or employee activities ("whistleblower" protection)
The employer punishes you for taking legally allowed leave under federal or state law
The employer punishes a worker for exercising their legal right to file a workers' compensation claim
Punishment for serving on a jury or voting
Retaliation or an unjust firing based on the employee's protected classification (age, sex, sexual orientation, race, disability, etc.)
Retaliation for using paid sick time under Arizona Law
As you can see, there are broad legal protections in place to make sure your employer cannot illegally retaliate against you.
Protect those rights by discussing your concerns with an Arizona employment discrimination lawyer today.