Federal employees are sometimes demoted in retaliation for lawful actions. This is known as retaliatory demotion, and it is often illegal. Workers who are the victims of retaliatory demotion can sustain major income losses. Their careers may stagnate and their future earnings may be diminished. Fortunately, workers who suffer from retaliatory demotion have legal options available to them.
The Vaughn Law Firm fights for the rights of federal employees. If you or someone close to you has suffered from an unfair demotion decision, contact our federal retaliatory demotion attorneys by calling 877-615-9495. We can help you to pursue justice and financial compensation through the appropriate forms of legal action.
What is Retaliatory Demotion?
Demotion is improper and illegal if it is done in retaliation for an employee’s protected actions. There are many protected behaviors that could trigger illegal retaliation. The law says that employers cannot demote or otherwise punish workers for lawful acts such as:
- Filing a complaint
- Acting as a whistleblower
- Engaging in protected political activity
Unfortunately, due to personal, political, or professional orientations, federal agencies sometimes violate retaliation laws by unfairly demoting workers. When this occurs, workers should file a complaint to get the demotion overturned. This process can be lengthy and complicated so many workers choose to enlist the services of a federal employment attorney.
Retaliatory demotion can seriously impact your finances, your stress level, and your overall quality of life. The Vaughn Law Firm combats workplace retaliation and seeks justice for those who suffered an illegal demotion. We may be able to help you reverse this unfair workplace action, so contact our federal retaliatory demotion lawyers today at 877-615-9495.