Memphis Tennessee Employer Retaliation Lawyer

Wrongful Termination and other Reprisal

Memphis, Tennessee Workplace Retaliation Lawyer

Am employer cannot fire you or take other adverse action against you for exercising your rights as an employee or reporting illegal activities. Becker Law Offices stands up for workers who have suffered retaliation, no matter what trumped-up pretext the company offers as an excuse.

Employer retaliation can take many forms — termination, demotion or pay cut, pay freeze or withholding bonuses, transfer, harassment, suddenly poor employee reviews or defamation after you have left the company.

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Employment law attorney James Becker has secured monetary damages for employer reprisal on behalf of workers in the Memphis area, Shelby and Fayette counties and throughout West Tennessee.

What Are Protected Activities?

Federal and Tennessee laws protect employees from discharge or retaliatory action for:

  • Filing a complaint of discrimination or harassment
  • Supporting another worker's discrimination claim
  • Refusing to participate in illegal activity
  • Reporting fraud, flagrant safety violations or other illegal activity
  • Taking pregnancy, medical or family leave (FMLA)
  • Filing a workers' compensation claim
  • Serving on jury duty or responding to a subpoena

In a retaliation lawsuit, the employee must demonstrate an adverse employment action and engagement in protected conduct. The employer must respond with a reason for the adverse action. James Becker is skilled at proving that the company's rationale is only a pretext (cover-up) for the real motivating factor for termination.

Whistleblower Laws

Many reprisal claims are brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Several federal laws (e.g., the Clean Water Act) and federal and state agencies (OSHA, the EPA) also have anti-retaliation protections for "whistleblowers" who report illicit activity.

Don't Quit — Fight Back

If you leave your job because of an employer's harassment and adverse employment actions, you may have a lawsuit for constructive discharge. However, these cases are very tough to win — you must prove that you "had no choice" but to quit. You are better off sticking it out and forcing the employer to terminate you.

If you were terminated or experienced other retaliation for protected conduct, contact Becker Law Offices today. Mr. Becker offers a confidential consultation and personally handles your case.

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Becker Law Firm • 5100 Poplar Ave Ste 2606 • Memphis, TN 38137 • Phone: 901.881.6205
Becker Law Office of Memphis, Tennessee represents clients in the Metro Area and West Tennessee, including Cordova, Germantown, Collierville, Lakeland, Millington, Somerville, Covington, Paris, Nashville, Savannah, Jackson, Union City, Dyersburg, McKenzie and all communities of Shelby County, Fayette County and Tipton County.
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