Did you get punished for doing the right thing or exercising your rights?

An employer may not retaliate against an employee for the following reasons, among others:

  • Disclosing to any appropriate governmental agency, under oath, in writing, an activity, policy, or practice of the employer that is in violation of a law, rule, or regulation.
  • Providing information to, or testifying before, any appropriate governmental agency, person, or entity conducting an investigation, hearing, or inquiry into an alleged violation of a law, rule, or regulation by the employer.
  • Objecting to, or refusing to participate in, any activity, policy, or practice of the employer which is in violation of a law, rule, or regulation.
  • Filing a charge of discrimination.
  • Complaining about discrimination or sexual harassment on the job.
  • Participating in a discrimination or sexual harassment investigation.
  • Testifying, assisting, or participating in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing about discrimination.
  • Claiming or attempting to claim workers’ compensation benefits (due to a work related accident or illness).
  • Attempting to exercise any right provided under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Taking or requesting FMLA leave.
  • Opposing any practice prohibited by the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Filing an FMLA case.
  • Testifying or giving information in a FMLA case.
  • Requesting a reasonable accommodation based on religion or disability.
  • Complaining to your employer about overtime or minimum wage violations
  • Filing an overtime or minimum wage complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Testifying in an FLSA case or investigation.
  • Taking or intending to take a medically-related pregnancy leave.
  • Complaining to OSHA or your employer about unsafe working conditions

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