Retaliatory Discharge

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When an employee is fired for blowing the whistle on his or her employer, he or she may be able to sue the employer for what's called retaliatory discharge. Specifically, the Fair Labor Standards Act provides that it is unlawful to discharge or discriminate against an employee for filing a complaint under the FLSA or otherwise engaging in protected activity such as opposing an unlawful employer, practice or filing a workers compensation claim. If you've reported your employer's unlawful act, or you've complained about being discriminated against, or have asserted some other legal rights in the workplace and have been terminated or punished by your employer as a result. You have important legal rights protecting you against your employer's retaliation. You may even be entitled to compensation for wrongful termination of employment.

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