The workday, on average, is about 8-9 hours. Some people work longer hours, some shorter. Some work more days a week than others, but all in all, we are doing our best at jobs that we, hopefully, love. Every day we wake up and we move from the comfort of our home to the pace of our office lives. If you are in luck then you will have a job where everyone feels like family but unfortunately, that kind of environment is few and far between.
Several studies have been conducted to see what employees really think about their place of work. The results were somewhat shocking. The disconnect between management and associates can really explain why employees are not feeling satisfied at work. For example, 89% of bosses think that an employee leaves their job because they were offered a job with more pay. That just isn’t true. Only 12% of employees actually leave their place of work for more money. In a separate survey, it was found that 79% of people left their workplace because they felt underappreciated. Researchers have found over and over again when an employee feels valued and appreciated they tend to do more and stay more loyal to the company.
Unfortunately, the workforce is full of people who were promoted to management positions because they were good at their job. Over 58% of managers stated that they did not retrieve any formal management training. This means that over half of superior positions are full of people who don’t know how to lead other people. This is a very challenging concept and clarifies the illegal behavior of retaliation in the workplace. If you are working with someone who has never been trained in how to manage people properly then risk working with people who follow their own moral compass instead of those set by the company and EEOC.
Workplace retaliation happens when an employer punishes an employee for doing something legally protected. For example, if an employee sees that someone is stealing or experience discrimination in the workplace then it is their legal duty to say something. However, by saying something they may irritate, embarrass, or anger the employer. The resulting behavior of the employer may be demoting, firing, lowering salary, shift reassignment, lowering hours, or disciplining the employee for speaking. It never feels like it is a direct result of the legally protected action, but it most certainly is connected.
If you or someone you love has experienced this kind of negative behavior after they have engaged in legally protect activity then you have the right to file for retaliation. Our Retaliation Attorneys at the Kaufman Law Firm in Los Angeles are ready to work with you. We understand that this situation should be handled with sensitivity and privacy. Our respected and professional attorneys will make sure that you feel secure and protected throughout the whole process. Call 310-981-3404 or click here to speak with our professional staff at the Kaufman Law Firm today.