A university foundation employee in another state has accused the foundation of unfairly retaliating against her. She has thus filed a retaliation lawsuit against this organization. If an employee in New York is a victim of retaliation in the workplace, he or she has the right to take legal action.
In the out-of-state case, the woman had worked as a human resource manager with the foundation. However, according to the lawsuit, her role ended up being eliminated after she complained about her superior colleagues' making disparaging comments about a physically disabled employee whom she had hired. She asserted that the removal of her position was done in retaliation against her.
The woman was first hired into the human resource role back in 2014. At that time, the role was considered important for helping the organization to achieve its core mission. In her role, the woman had administrated all employee searches held by the foundation.
It is unlawful for an employer in New York and elsewhere to retaliate against an employee who has spoken up about an illegal or unethical act committed by another person in the company. Therefore, if employers engage in retaliation, they may be held liable through the civil court system. Workers who have suffered unjust retaliation have the right to explore all of their legal options, including filing a lawsuit against the alleged perpetrators. A case that is fought successfully might lead to remedies such as the reinstatement of a job or even monetary relief for any damages incurred.
Source: k2radio.com, "UW Foundation Faces Lawsuit Over Alleged Unlawful Retaliaiton", Sara Teter, March 29, 2017