Retaliation after HR complaint (not harrassment-related)
Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:48 AM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:18 PM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:22 PM
Hi, I've been retaliated against by my boss after I made a compalint to HR that 2 coworkers haven't been doing their job and contributing to the team's workload for a 3 year period, which affected my workload...Do I have a lawsuit case?
Probably not. Most “retaliation” is legal. Under federal law, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for taking action to enforce some right that he or she has under federal law, e.g. actions (including complaints) to correct illegal discrimination, actions to form a union, etc., and it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for making certain complaints to the federal government about the employer’s violation of federal law (e.g. reports of safety violations made to OSHA, etc.). State employment laws often have similar protections. But complaints to management that co-workers aren’t pulling their weight, the company isn’t well run, etc., are not protected by federal law nor the law of any state with which I’m familiar. You didn’t mention the state so I won’t completely rule out the possibility that you might have a claim. I’d be pretty surprised, though, if any state had a law prohibiting retaliation for this.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:56 PM
"Do I have a lawsuit case?"
Not based on what you've said, no.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:22 PM
Thank you all for your input, it's really appreciated.
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