Retaliation Against Complaints of Improper Pay is Forbidden
Charles R. Bridgers : September 24, 2012 8:23 am
Some employees are reluctant to pursue their rights under the FLSA because they fear that the employer will retaliate by firing them or retaliating against them in some other material way. The FLSA, however, contains a strong anti-retaliation provision. Requesting overtime, pursuing a grievance over overtime and filing a lawsuit over overtime are examples of conduct that is protected by the FLSA. An employer who takes action against an employee because of his or her legally protected conduct often increases its exposure to include equitable remedies as well as compensatory and punitive damages.
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