Employment Retaliation

Employment Retaliation Lawyer - Orlando, Jacksonville, All Florida

There are three essential elements of a retaliation claim: (1) opposition to discrimination or participation in covered proceedings, (2) adverse action, and (3) causal connection between the protected activity and the adverse action.

The most obvious types of retaliation are:

  • Denial of promotion
  • Refusal to hire
  • Denial of job benefits
  • Demotion
  • Suspension
  • Discharge

Other, less obvious, types of adverse actions include:

  • Threats
  • Reprimands
  • Negative evaluations
  • Harassment
  • Suspending or limiting access to an internal grievance procedure

Some courts have held that the retaliation provisions apply only to retaliation that takes the form of ultimate employment actions. Others have construed the provisions more broadly, but have required that the action materially affect the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) disagrees with those decisions and concludes that such constructions are unduly restrictive. The statutory retaliation clauses prohibit any adverse treatment that is based on a retaliatory motive and is reasonably likely to deter the charging party or others from engaging in protected activity. Of course, petty slights and trivial annoyances are not actionable, as they are not likely to deter protected activity. More significant retaliatory treatment, however, can be challenged regardless of the level of harm.

Let an Experienced Orlando Employment Retaliation Lawyer and Jacksonville Employment Retaliation Lawyer Handle Your Retaliation Case

To schedule an appointment with an experienced Orlando employment retaliation lawyer and Jacksonville employment retaliation lawyer, please call (407) 872-0600 e-mail your legal issue. Located in Orlando, Florida, Christopher A. Pace serves all of Florida, North Florida, and Central Florida, including Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Lake Mary, Kissimmee, Windermere, Oviedo, Winter Springs, and Winter Garden, as well as Orange County, Brevard County, Osceola County, Citrus County, Lake County, Volusia County and Seminole County, Florida.