Ann Kiernan replies:
If that’s the case, you have a clam for retaliation, under 29 CFR §825.220(a)(2), which states:
An employer is prohibited from discharging or in any other way discriminating against any person (whether or not an employee) for opposing or complaining about any unlawful practice under the Act.
The regulations say that you may be entitled to: “compensation and benefits lost by reason of the violation, for other actual monetary losses sustained as a direct result of the violation, and for appropriate equitable or other relief, including employment, reinstatement, promotion, or any other relief tailored to the harm suffered”.
Please consult an employment law attorney to protect your rights.
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