Federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination and wrongful termination by an employer are well-known, but few employees are aware of laws that prevent employers from retaliating against an employee who reports wrongdoing.
Retaliation in the workplace can play out in a number of ways, including:
- Unfounded negative job reviews
- Demotion or being passed over for promotion
- Changing an employee's work shift or job responsibilities
- Reducing a worker's salary
- Wrongful termination
At the law firm of Robert B. Landry III PLC, in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, we represent victims of workplace retaliation. We understand how intimidating it can be to file a claim against your current employer. After all, you rely on your continued employment to pay your bills and feed your family. If you have reported unlawful activity or participated in a workplace investigation, we can help you protect your rights and livelihood.
We Know How to Build a Strong Case
Feeling the pain of workplace retaliation is one thing; proving that your employer's negative actions are in response to steps that you took can be difficult. It is critical to retain legal counsel from an experienced employment law attorney who understands the nuances of workplace retaliation and how to prove it.
Mr. Landry has more than 14 years of employment law experience at one of New Orleans' largest and longest-standing corporate law firms. Now, he focuses on advocating for the individual employee who is on the "other side" of these cases.
He understands how companies defend against retaliation and other discrimination claims because he led the teams that put those strategies together. He knows what documents are effective in proving a retaliation claim.
During his corporate law career, Mr. Landry earned a reputation as a lawyer who was able to resolve a number of disputes without litigating, primarily due to his thorough preparation and understanding of each case.
He brings that same ability to negotiate effectively to his work with employment law plaintiffs. However, our firm does not settle for less than full and fair compensation for our clients. We vet our cases thoroughly and prepare meticulously so that we are always ready to advocate aggressively in court if an agreement cannot be reached through negotiations.
We Can Answer Your Questions Regarding Workplace Retaliation
If you believe you are a victim of workplace retaliation or you have concerns about your employer taking action against you if you report a wrongdoing, contact us to schedule a consultation.
We can answer your questions, review the facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take. We work with clients in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, and throughout central and southern Louisiana.