Afraid of Employer Retaliation?
Pursuing Legal Action Against Your Employer
One reason why workers fail to report unpaid overtime by their employers is because they are scared of employer retaliation. However, retaliating against an employee for filing a claim against an employer is illegal. In fact, your employer could be held responsible in civil and criminal court if they retaliate against you. After all, you are only trying to obtain the money that is rightfully and legally yours. If you believe your attorney has retaliated against you in an illegal manner, contact an AV® rated Texas overtime attorney at the firm as soon as possible.
Illegal Activity to Watch Out For
Some of the actions your employer may have taken against you that are illegal include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Wrongfully terminating an employee for no reason, or for a falsified reason
- Slowly reducing employee's hours and job duties
- Refusing to give a regular raise
- Writing poor reviews of the employee for no real reason
- Withholding wages
- Blacklisting or giving poor references to potential employers
- Giving sterner discipline against the employee in question
- Not hiring an applicant who has filed an overtime claim against another employer
- Punishing or terminating a relative of the employee in question
These are all illegal actions if they are taken to retaliate against an employee who has filed a claim for unpaid overtime. If your employer has taken any of these actions against you, you may have legal recourse against him or her.
Board Certified Texas Overtime Attorneys
At Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry, we have helped numerous clients over the years with their unpaid overtime claims. If you have not received payment for overtime that you have worked, you are protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act and you can file a claim against our employee for the money that you are owed. Whether you are an
hourly employee or a
salary employee, you have options for recovering the money that you earned.
Our firm is a member of the American Association for Justice and we actively protect workers in the Houston area from unfair and illegal employer practices. Ethical and professional in our tactics, we have been included in the list of
Texas' Super Lawyers® which includes less than 1% of America's attorneys. Backed by over 100 years of combined legal experience, our legal team is dedicated to obtaining positive results on your behalf. Do not hesitate to contact our office today so that we may calm your concerns and get you on track to receiving the compensation you deserve.