Retaliation is the number one type of claim that is filed with the EEOC every year. According to the EEOC, retaliation claims make up 45% of all filings across the nation. Under the Federal discrimination laws, retaliation cases typically arise when an employee reports discrimination to his or her employer and then suffers an adverse employment action (i.e. termination, cutting hours or benefits, or treating the employee differently because of the complaint).
A key factor in proving a retaliation claim is ensuring that the complaint to the employer clearly states that you are reporting discrimination. Simply complaining about general harassment or work conditions is not enough to trigger the protections of the Federal Employment laws.
Our firm handles retaliation cases throughout the State of Alabama. If you believe your employer has retaliated against you for reporting discrimination or sexual harassment, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 382-3872.