Retaliation can come in many forms. Sometimes employers take a dim view of employees who make complaints, trying to punish them or to convince them to stop pressing those complaints. Other employers might not understand the law and terminate, discipline, demote, pass over for promotion or take another adverse employment action against employees who object to a violations of the law or complaint of safety issue.
Our team eager to understand your circumstance and protect employees against being discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed or otherwise discriminated against for making a complaint about a legally protected right or safety issue, including objecting to or complaining about discrimination or harassment.
But many are not aware that the legal protection of employees extends much further. In fact, any good faith complaint of unlawful employment practices, such as harassment, discrimination, failure to provide accommodations for a disability, or failure to provide overtime, is considered protected. This includes internal complaints made directly to an employer or the company's human resource department. Complaining to an external agency, such as the Worker Compensation Board of BC and Human Rights Tribunals is also conduct that is protected from retaliation.
Disabled workers are routinely fired, demoted and cast aside in favor of healthy employees. If this happens to you, you may have a case against your employer. We can help.
Please call our office to discuss your potential retaliation claim. You deserve to be protected against retaliation.