Understanding Your Retaliation Claim

Orange County employment lawyerIn order to prepare for your deposition, your Newport Beach employment attorney will schedule a meeting with you in order to help you feel confident during this stage in the process. Before your deposition is taken, it is important that you understand the basis of your retaliation claim.

Protected Activities

Employment laws generally protect employees from retaliation by employers for engaging in protected activities.  These protected activities are enumerated within the state or federal employment discrimination statute and include filing a charge against the employer or participating in a lawful investigation or hearing. The retaliation must have occurred because you were opposing discrimination in some form. It is unlawful for your employer to retaliate against you for engaging in any activity against discrimination.


In order for you to prevail with your retaliation claim, your Newport Beach employment law firm will have to successfully prove the following elements:

  • You were engaged in protected activity
  • Your employer implemented an adverse employment action against you
  • A causal link existed between your protected activity and the adverse employment action
  • You sustained damages as a result of this adverse action

If you would like to learn more about your retaliation claim and how to prepare for your deposition, contact Daily Aljian LLP by calling 949-861-2524. You can set up a confidential consultation to get your case started.

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