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 the 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 the employer about unsafe working conditions.