HKM Employment Attorneys has extensive experience representing employees in a wide range of ethics violation cases. Proving ethics violations can be more challenging than it may seem. Businesses may try to claim that they had valid, lawful reasons for taking adverse action against an employee when engaging in unlawful discrimination or retaliation.
Our team is prepared to provide you with excellent legal counsel. For example, if you were harassed by a coworker, manager, client, customer, contractor, or anyone else at work, we can interview the alleged perpetrator.
If you were wrongfully terminated from your position, we would investigate how other employees were treated in the same or similar situations. We will also investigate your employment contract to see if your employer violated it when terminating you. Our investigators will find any available evidence showing that your employer violated anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, or any other type of employment law at the state or federal level.
If you were passed over for a promotion and you suspect it was because of discrimination or in retaliation for reporting employment violations, we will investigate your case. We will look into who else applied for the position, why they were chosen, and whether your employer can justify choosing them.
Discrimination and Harassment
Many ethics investigation claims involve discrimination and harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment. If you have been harassed or witnessed other coworkers being harassed, the problem may be more widespread than many people realize.
When employers permit an environment where discrimination or harassment is allowed or even promoted, the problem can become widespread and hurt many employees. An ethics investigation into discrimination or harassment will include talking to victims and witnesses, Gathering any evidence of the harassment or discrimination, and looking for other incidences of discrimination or harassment.
The Benefits of Speaking to an Employment Attorney
If a coworker or your employer has mistreated you, you deserve a hard-hitting advocate who can find out the truth and hold any guilty parties liable. By speaking up, you are not only protecting yourself and holding your employer accountable, but you are also protecting other employees from being mistreated in the future. You may be entitled to multiple types of compensation through a legal claim against your employer. Compensation could include back pay, front pay, emotional distress, punitive damages, and attorneys fees and costs.
Discuss Your Case With a Riverside Ethics Investigation Attorney
Suppose you find yourself participating in an ethics investigation as a voluntary participant, or you are an employee who’s been unlawfully retaliated against for participating in an ethics investigation. In that case, you will benefit from speaking to an experienced attorney.
HKM Employment Attorneys are prepared to help you walk through this process step by step and help you make informed decisions throughout the process. We will provide you and your case with the personal intention it needs and deserves. When you work with us, you can be confident that our proven legal advocates will be on your side to ensure your rights and confidentiality are protected.