Even though you are an at-will employee, if your employer takes adverse action against you for complaining about circumstances/events that occur at work involving sexual harassment, discrimination or any other illegal employer actions, you may have a claim for retaliation.
Compassionate and Experienced Employment Law Representation
At Sherman Law, PLLC, we are here to represent your employment law rights in an effective and compassionate manner. Portsmouth retaliation lawyer John P. Sherman has many years of experience as a business and employment law attorney and is extremely knowledgeable in wrongful termination and retaliation laws. He can discuss the specific facts surrounding your retaliation case and how he can help in a free initial consultation.
Obtain an attorney immediately as there is a short statute of limitations. Call 603-570-4837. Contact us today to talk with our Portsmouth retaliation attorney.
New Hampshire Retaliation Claims
Even if a claim for discrimination, sexual harassment or violation of public policy is not found to be legitimate, retaliation for making that claim is still illegal. However, you must act quickly as there is a short statute of limitations of 180 days. Otherwise you may be barred from litigating in court.
The significance with retaliation is that there has to have been some material adverse action against the employee by the employer. If the employer claims some legitimate business reason as pretext for the retaliatory action, the employee has the burden to prove the pretext. Circumstantial evidence must be identified to rebut that the adverse actions were not for legitimate business reasons.
A material adverse action does not always have to be wrongful termination or discharge and can involve:
- Constructive discharge
- Whistleblower/qui tam claim
- Reduced salary or pay
- Being passed up for promotion
- Change that materially diminishes responsibilities
Contact Our Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Sherman Law, PLLC, has provided thorough, effective legal assistance to clients throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts for several years. If you are a victim of retaliation, contact Sherman Law, PLLC, today to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 603-570-4837.