Navigating Workplace Retaliation Claims
Employees are protected by a network of state and federal employment laws, but many are fearful of reporting violations due to the threat of getting fired or receiving other unfavorable treatment. Retaliation laws are in place to protect employees from such actions.
It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee for:
- Using FMLA leave
- Filing workers’ compensation claims
- Reporting discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, workplace bullying and other violations
- Reporting fraud and other illegal activity
At The Barrera Firm in San Antonio, we represent employees and employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving claims of retaliation. Workplace retaliation can take many forms, including termination, demotion, failure to promote and unfavorable work assignments. We can evaluate the circumstances of your case to determine the best course of action. We are experienced trial lawyers who can protect your rights in or out of court.
Qui Tam Claims
We also represent clients in qui tam claims under the Federal False Claims Act. Under qui tam provisions, employers can pursue financial damages for blowing the whistle on fraud committed against the federal government. If you are seeking representation for a whistleblower claim in Texas, our knowledgeable attorneys can help you understand the law and how it applies to you.