Retaliation for Complaints

If you:

  • file a Complaint in court concerning your overtime or minimum wage; or
  • make a complaint to the Department of Labor about your overtime or minimum wage; or
  • make a verbal or written complaint to your employer about your overtime or minimum wage;

and your employer fires you or takes another adverse employment action against you because of your complaint, then your employer likely violated your rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Section 15(a)(3) of the Fair Labor Standards Act states that it is a violation for any person to:

“discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding under or related to this Act, or has testified or is about to testify in any such proceeding, or has served or is about to serve on an industry committee.”

If you believe that your employer has retaliated against you in violation of the FLSA, please contact an FLSA lawyer at Weiner & Sand LLC to discuss the retaliation.