So, what could happen to your job if you sue your employer? Would you lose your position due to employer retaliation? Would you have to sit through the uncomfortable tension that may now exist in the workplace environment? Here, we will discuss the various outcomes that could come from pursuing legal action against your boss. Employees often avoid filing a claim against their employer because they fear losing their job or other forms of employer reprisal. However, feeling forced to leave the company (whether through quitting or being fired) should not be how the situation ends.
First, it is essential to note that you can continue working for your employer after filing a claim against them. Whether your case against your employer alleges unpaid wages, any form of discrimination, or harassment, you still have the option to continue working. You may leave of your own accord, but you should never be forced out of the door.
Further, you should not experience retaliation from your employer after filing your claim against them. State and federal laws prohibit employers from reprising against workers for filing a claim. Before we get into what could happen after filing a claim against your employer, it is vital to know what this retaliation could look like.
Workplace retaliation can come in the form of wrongful termination, unfair disciplinary treatment, micromanagement after the file was claimed, reduction in pay, denial of ongoing oncoming, and many more unfair punishments in the workplace.
Moving forward with a lawsuit against your employer while employed can be an uncomfortable situation, but it should not end in the termination of employment. Therefore, the answer to what could happen to your job depends on your actions. Legally, your employers are not allowed to terminate you unless you do something unlawful or fail to perform your job correctly. Simply filing a lawsuit is not a lawful reason for an employer to fire their employee.
If you would like to move forward with a lawsuit against your employer, it is advised that you enlist the help of seasoned legal counsel. A knowledgeable attorney from our firm could ensure that everything is filed promptly and properly, and serve as your legal advocate throughout all of your proceedings. Contact Smith Hulsey today to schedule your confidential consultation.
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