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By Louise Herman

Both federal and state laws give employees the right to report injustices in the workplace, whether they themselves were discriminated against or unfairly treated because of a protected characteristic, or if they simply noticed unethical or unlawful behavior within the workplace. However, often, employers will retaliate against employees for reporting injustices. This is both unethical and illegal. Please continue reading and reach out to our seasoned Providence, Rhode Island worker retaliation lawyer to learn more about workplace retaliation cases and how our legal team can help you get the justice you deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some of the most common examples of retaliation?

There is a wide range of actions an employer can take that may be classified as retaliation. For example, if an employee notices that an employer is mishandling company assets or funds intentionally and reports this discovery, only to get fired as a result, this should constitute a valid retaliation claim. In another case, if an employee is discriminated against or harassed in the workplace, reports this behavior to their employer, and loses their job or is demoted, they should also have a valid retaliation claim. Essentially, any retaliatory action taken against an employee for reporting wrongdoing in the workplace will likely classify as retaliation, and this behavior is prohibited under the law.

What should I do if I’m a victim of retaliation in the workplace?

If you believe you were wrongfully retaliated against, you should do what you can to document the facts surrounding the incident and promptly get in touch with a seasoned Providence County, Rhode Island employment lawyer. Herman Law Group can assess the circumstances of your claim, determine whether you have a valid claim against your employer, and, from there, file your claim, ensuring you meet all deadlines and hit all checkpoints in terms of what you’ll need to prove to win. If you have any further questions about retaliation claims or you’d like to speak with a dedicated attorney, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our firm today. We’re here to help you in any way we can. Pick up the phone and give us a call or contact us online.


If you need help with an employment law matter in the Providence County, Rhode Island area, you can count on Herman Law Group to represent your best interests. To discuss your matter, please contact our firm today.

About the Author
At Herman Law Group, our focus is on safeguarding the rights and careers of employees and businesses alike. With over 35 years of successful legal practice, Louise A. Herman brings an invaluable dual perspective from representing both employees and employers. This unique insight allows us to effectively achieve successful outcomes for our clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and nationwide.