Have you tried to stand up for a co-worker’s rights only to find yourself targeted as well? Those who participate in investigations into allegations of harassment, discrimination, or violations of other federal laws or who actively oppose the conduct happening in the first place often wind up as either unsung heroes or silent victims. Too frequently they mistakenly believe that they don’t have the same rights or protections as those they stood up for in the first place, but this could not be further from the truth. If your employer has done this to you, they may be guilty of retaliation.

What is often forgotten by those less well-versed in the law of retaliation is that even indirect or so-called “third-party” retaliation is unlawful and exposes an employer to liability. That means that your employer may be liable for retaliation for actions taken against family members or friends of those who fought against illegal conduct or participated in investigations of it.
The legal process offers many remedies for those who suffer retaliation. You too may be eligible for back-pay, front-pay, or restored benefits. You may be eligible for reinstatement to a position you have lost, or promotion to a position you were illegally denied. Your employer may be required to implement new procedures to ensure that what happened to you doesn’t happen again.

At Garrett, Walker & Aycoth, we believe those who stand up for others should be praised, not punished. We offer affordable representation in such cases and will act decisively to defend your rights and protect you from persecution.

Call us today at (336) 379-0539 or contact us to schedule an in-depth consultation with our Greensboro Employment Lawyers.