Retaliation Attorneys in Indianapolis

Cleveland Lehner Cassidy Fights for Employees’ Rights

Indiana may be an at-will employment state – which generally means that an employer can terminate employment at any time with or without explanation. However, that doesn’t mean you can be fired for any reason. Federal and state employment laws can curb an employer’s ability to abuse employment decisions – such as hiring, firing, promotions, pay, and more – as tools to hurt employees.

The retaliation attorneys in Indianapolis at Cleveland Lehner Cassidy are dedicated to holding employers accountable for unlawful action taken against employees. If you believe you are facing retaliation at work, reach out to our law firm right away.

Contact an attorney from Cleveland Lehner Cassidy by reaching out to us online or calling (317) 406-0855 to schedule a free initial consultation.

What Does Retaliation Look Like?

Employers are prohibited by law from retaliating against employees who make complaints regarding discrimination or harassment. They also cannot fire employees who refuse to engage in illegal or unlawful activity, request overtime pay or FMLA leave, or report sexual harassment and other unlawful behavior.

Retaliatory behavior can look like:

  • Termination
  • Harassment
  • Imposing unfair work standards
  • Being overlooked for raises and promotions
  • Reprimands and other disciplinary action
  • Negative performance reviews

Helping Clients Navigate Severance

Employers who want to reduce expenses or eliminate what they consider to be redundant positions may offer employees severance. They may also do it when they know they have violated the law and want to avoid an employee from brining a lawsuit.

A severance agreement can prohibit you from being able to sue your employer for retaliation, discrimination, harassment, or other unlawful conduct. If you have been offered severance, it is important to know whether it is because your employer has acted unlawfully and whether the compensation being offered is fair and reasonable under the circumstances.

Even if you ultimately decide to accept a severance offer, you should be aware of what you are signing. Like any employment contract, your severance may be a long and complicated agreement that can include numerous terms that curb your rights. It is important that you know the implications of signing a severance agreement, and whether any of its terms are unreasonable or unduly burdensome on you.

If you are offered a severance agreement, do not hesitate to consult with an attorney. At Cleveland Lehner Cassidy, we can take a look at what you’re offered and advise you of how your employer may be trying to limit their liability. We’ll treat you with compassion and respect while keeping your best interests in mind.

Can I File for Unemployment if I Accept Severance Pay?

Probably, but there’s a catch.

While taking severance pay doesn’t necessarily disqualify you from unemployment benefits, severance pay can be deducted from them. In other words, if you accept severance pay, it can limit your unemployment benefits for a time.

Did you endure retaliation at work? Talk to a retaliation attorney in Indianapolis who can help. Contact Cleveland Lehner Cassidy to schedule your free initial consultation today.

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