Madia Law Represents Victims of Employment Retaliation
You are protected from retaliation by your employer if you report discrimination. It is illegal under Wisconsin, Minnesota, and federal statutes for an employer to terminate you or otherwise change the conditions of your employment because of your decision to report discrimination. It takes guts to tell an employer that something is not right at work, and Title VII, the Minnesota Human Rights Act, and Wisconsin law protect you from retaliation for your complaints. Employers cannot change any condition of your employment or discipline you in any way because of your good faith reports of discrimination.
“Sam” worked as a salesman for several years at the same company. On occasion, he heard his supervisor and colleagues use anti-Semitic slurs in the workplace. Sam sent a very polite email stating that he had family members who had died in the Holocaust and would like it if the comments stopped. All of a sudden, Sam’s employer began targeting him at work. He was disciplined six times within the next eight weeks, even though he had not been disciplined a single time over six years of employment before his complaint. Ultimately, Sam’s employer fired him.
Madia Law represented Sam in an action for retaliation under the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After nearly a year and a half of litigation, Sam’s employer settled for $130,000.
Please note that every case is different, with its own unique facts. Just because Sam’s case settled in a particular way does not mean that your case will be the same. You should contact Madia Law to discuss your retaliation case in detail and get an accurate assessment of its value.
You May Be Entitled to Lost Wages, Punitive Damages, Emotional Distress Compensation, and Even Your Old Job Back
If you have been the victim of retaliation, you may be entitled to back pay and front pay damages, reinstatement to your job, emotional distress compensation, treble damages under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, punitive damages under Title VII, and your attorney fees and costs.
Contact Our Minnesota and Wisconsin Employment Retaliation Lawyers Today
You must act quickly when it comes to filing a claim for retaliation. There are very strict statutes of limitation that will bar you from filing your claim if you wait too long. Call Madia Law today to discuss your case. All consultations are free.