What to Know About Worker Retaliation in Virginia

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No one should have to feel retaliated against in the workplace, or anywhere for that matter. However, unfortunately, it happens. If you believe you have faced worker retaliation, do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss the facts of your circumstance and your legal options. Our Chesterfield County worker retaliation attorney is on your side.

How is worker retaliation detected in the state of Virginia?

In Virginia, worker retaliation is defined as an employer penalizing an employee for engaging in a legally protected activity. There are several different ways an employer can retaliate against their employees for reporting an act of discrimination or other illegal conduct. Retaliation can result in individuals losing their jobs in addition to other consequences that can have a long-term impact on their lives.

Below are common types of worker retaliation:

  • Harassment
  • Wrongful termination
  • Demotions
  • Pay decreases

Do not wait to reach out to our firm today if you have been retaliated against or if you would like to learn more. Our firm can assess the details of your case and find the best way to address these issues. Give us a call to get started.

Does Virginia protect employees from retaliation?

According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Virginia Human Rights Act, employers are shielded from retaliation in the event that they report discrimination. Virginia also has a law in place that protects employees from retaliation for reporting illegal activity in the workplace through its whistleblower laws.

If you have seen a form of discrimination or other illegal activity, you refuse to take part in illegal activity, or you report an illegal activity that was committed against you, you may be covered as an employee from retaliation.

If you have been retaliated against after you reported an instance of misconduct on the part of your company, you may have a valid claim. If you want to learn more about taking legal action after being retaliated against, it is in your best interest to speak with our skilled employment law firm. Give us a call today to plan your first consultation with a committed Midlothian employment attorney to learn more about our services and how we can best help you with your claim.


If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Virginia, you can count on Passero Employment Law to effectively represent your interests. If you would like to discuss your matter, please contact Passero Employment Law today.

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