How to know if your a victim of retaliation.

A few months ago, my manager hired his friend to work for the company. As an Assistant, I asked how hiring this person was beneficial to the corporation because he had no qualifications. Since then, he employer has wrote me up twice. Before this, I never had a negative remark on my record. My career is very important to me, and I really don't know what to do. In each write up, he had lists of things I supposedly did wrong. The first write up, I was very upset. The second one, I went directly to human resources with a statement with rebuttals. My manager has not been following fair housing laws (we are an apartment complex), he treats his friends who live on site differently than other residents. I have address this with corporate and do not want a negative mark on my record. I feel I can prove that he is retaliating. What do I do?

1 answer  |  asked Feb 19, 2012 5:19 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (1)

Arthur Schofield
If your mananger has been violating laws and you have expressed opposition to that, you may have a claim for retaliation under the Florida Whistle Blower Act. An issue will be whether you have suffered an adverse employment action as it appears that thus far you have only received write-ups. I would suggest you seek out employment counsel. Letters to your employer putting them on notice of this problem may benefit you. You may contact my office if you wish.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  Feb 20, 2012 07:02 AM [EST]

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