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Retaliation

Raleigh Durham Retaliation Attorneys

Experience Makes a Difference in Retaliation Cases

Retaliation Claims

Federal and North Carolina laws prohibit an employer from retaliating against an employee because that employee engages in certain activities.  There are numerous retaliation provisions in anti-discrimination and other employment law statutes, and there are also several specific anti-retaliation statutes.

Since 1980, Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, P.A., has been helping employees who fall victim of retaliation receive the justice they deserve. If you feel you have fallen victim of wrongful retaliation, please Contact Us immediately to protect your legal rights. The attorneys at GMFM will aggressively protect your rights. For a free case evaluation, call us at (919) 683-2135.

The same laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, pregnancy, age, and disability also prohibit retaliation against employees who oppose discrimination or participated in an employment discrimination proceeding.

Retaliation occurs when an employer takes an “adverse action” against an employee because he or she engaged in a “protected activity.”  Protected activity includes filing a charge or complaint of discrimination, participate in an EEOC investigation, provide information in an internal investigation, or sit for a deposition in a discrimination case. Adverse actions include discipline, negative evaluations, issuance of warnings, salary reduction, demotion, reduced hours, discipline, or termination. Retaliation may also include hostile attitudes or behavior by supervisor or co-workers.

North Carolina’s Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) prohibits employers from retaliating or discriminating against an employee who engages in certain protected activity, such as filing a claim, initiating an investigation, testifying in, or otherwise participating in a workers’ compensation, OHSA, or wages and hour proceeding.

There are also specific federal anti-retaliation statutes. For example, a federal government employee has protections under the Whistleblower Protection Act.  Employees complaining of financial or accounting fraud or improprieties may be covered by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Protecting Employee Rights

If you have concerns about retaliation for engaging in protected activity, or if you have already faced workplace retaliation, contact the experienced attorneys at GMFM. We fight to protect your rights.  In all cases involving employment law we will have an initial consultation with you to determine the strength of your claim without charge.

You have rights…we protect them! As our client, you will be backed by the credentials, experience and strength to aggressively pursue compensation or a fair settlement in your retaliation claim. For a free case evaluation, call the legal team of Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, P.A. at (919) 683-2135.

Client Testimonials

“I very much enjoyed meeting and working with Bill Mills on a fairly difficult and complicated matter. He showed a tremendous amount of sensitivity, understanding, compassion and patience during the times that we really needed it. Bill was very knowledgeable, confident, and resourceful. He was also extremely thorough, open, honest, and persistent in his efforts. Bill did not leave any stone unturned which made it possible for us to have a successful outcome. I highly recommend using Bill Mills and his firm.”

- Robert James

“Bill Mills is a fantastic trial attorney and the consummate professional. He is a tireless advocate, always well prepared, and genuinely cares about each and every client. I have had the privilege to co-counsel with Bill on two major cases, both of which resulted in excellent recoveries for our clients. Bill is a delightful person and a  pleasure to work with. I look forward to our next case together.”

- Irv Cantor, Attorney in Richmond, Va.

“I came to Glenn, Mills, Fisher, and Mahoney with an extremely difficult legal dilemma that seemed impossible to resolve fairly and favorably. I was completely floored–and relieved beyond belief–when Carlos Mahoney called the next day to let me know that he had found a way out of the morass. It was a brilliant solution. Mahoney and his assistant made a truly awful situation much easier to deal with because of the integrity which they brought to the work. They answered all my questions promptly. They never dropped the ball, and were always up to date on the issues when I called, which was no small feat, since the matter had many moving parts and extended over several years. Through it all, Mahoney offered truly wise counsel, making sure that my emotions did not get in the way of my interests. He also guided the case toward a conclusion that was far better than I ever hoped or imagined. I cannot recommend the firm more highly.”

- Laura Edwards