Protecting Employee Rights in Virginia
At the law office of Reid H. Ervin & Associates, P.C., we represent employees who have experienced workplace discrimination, as well as those who have been retaliated against for reporting illegal or discriminatory acts by their employers. To learn about your legal rights and options as an employee, contact a Norfolk employee discrimination lawyer today.
Federal law makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate on the basis of any of the following:
Individuals who have experienced any example of employee discrimination should talk to an employment law attorney about their legal options. If you have been demoted, denied a promotion, or fired based on race, sex, or any of the reasons cited above, we will help you understand your legal protections and work to preserve your employment rights. We will also work to hold your employer responsible for engaging in illegal workplace behavior.
Employers are also prohibited from retaliating against an employee for exercising a right protected by law, such as:
- Complaining about workplace discrimination, unlawful harassment, or illegal activity such as fraud or concealment
- Requesting or taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (or wrongfully prohibiting an employee from taking leave)
- Exercising rights under an employee benefit plan protected by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), such as a retirement, disability, or health care plan.
Under the direction of the Supreme Court, federal courts increasingly have less and less tolerance for employers who retaliate against an employee. As a result, employees now enjoy broad protection under the law from workplace retaliation.
Are you Facing Workplace Discrimination or Retaliation? Contact Virginia Employee Rights Lawyers
Learn more about fighting against discrimination and retaliation in the workplace by contacting our Norfolk law office online today.