Being mistreated on the job or living in fear that you will get fired out of retaliation for exercising your rights can be incredibly stressful. In addition to the emotional devastation of being harassed or discriminated against, you can also be dealing with the anxiety of being out of a job and unable to care for yourself and your family.
Unfortunately, there are employers all across the country who permit — and even encourage — these workplace environments that are based on fear and intimidation to exist. Doing so helps them avoid taking responsibility for various rights violations.
Below are some of the common ways employers try to get away with or allow mistreatment of employees.
- Ignoring reports of misconduct
- Denying promotions
- Manufacturing or exaggerating reasons to penalize or reprimand someone
- Arguing that a harassing or discriminatory comment or action was “just a joke”
- Making threats to intimidate a person
- Relocating someone as a form of punishment
- Shifting blame or finger-pointing
Employees who have experienced these types of tactics often feel isolated, ashamed and powerless, and many don’t know what to do. If this sounds familiar, you should know that you are not alone and you don’t have to accept unlawful treatment at work or a wrongful termination.
Our law firm helps federal employees protect themselves, their rights and their jobs. We know the many tactics used to try and scare employees and keep them from taking action, and we have helped workers assert their legal rights. Rather than suffer through mistreatment or face unfair disciplinary action alone, you can visit our website to learn more about our firm and how to contact us to discuss your case.