Retaliation for Complaints of Discrimination or Harassment

It can be difficult to stand up for your rights against your employer. When your employer retaliates against you, you may have a legal claim for retaliation. The employment retaliation attorneys at Abney & McCarty can advise you of your rights and defend your interests in court.

Federal and state employment laws recognize that employers are in a position of power and can retaliate against those employees who complain. The law also recognizes the importance of eliminating racial, gender, age, pregnancy and other kinds of discrimination in the workplace, as well as eliminating hostile work environments and other improper employer practices. For these reasons, the law protects employees who seek to exercise their rights from retaliation by their employers.

The Kentucky Civil Rights Acts and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 creates certain employee rights, including the right to be free from discrimination and harassment based upon race, color, gender, national origin, pregnancy, or religious beliefs. The Kentucky Civil Rights Act and Title VII protect the rights of individuals to file claims by protecting employees from employer retaliation.

Numerous state and federal laws protect employees when they make complaints under certain laws. An experienced Kentucky retaliation attorney can explain all of the applicable laws and options. If you believe you have been the subject or will be the subject of retaliation by your employer, contact the attorneys at Abney & McCarty, PLLC online or call (502) 459-4108 to schedule a free consultation.