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Retaliation

Houston Retaliation Attorneys

In retaliation law, there are very short time limits to complain, to bring a complaint to the attention of the EEOC, and to file suit.

Federal and Texas anti-retaliation law affords employees protection unlawful retaliation. Retaliation is one of the fasting growing forms of wrongful termination and, because it’s easier to prove than unlawful discrimination, one of the biggest concerns for Texas employers.

What Is Considered an Act Protected from Retaliation?

Under federal and Texas laws regarding employment, an employer may not discharge or otherwise retaliate against an employee for:

Advice From Our Legal Professionals

Insights & Tips

  • Filing an EEOC or TWC charge of discrimination
  • Participating in an EEOC or TWC investigation
  • Reporting unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation to an employer
  • Participating in an employer’s workplace discrimination or sexual harassment investigation
  • Filing an unpaid overtime complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Filing an unpaid overtime complaint with an employer
  • Filing for or receiving Workers Compensation benefits
  • Taking or intending to take maternity leave or other FMLA leave
  • Refusing to perform an illegal act among some other limited matters

Types of Workplace Retaliation

  • Termination
  • Reassignment
  • A salary reduction or loss of hours
  • Demotion
  • Exclusion
  • Harassment, sexual or otherwise

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