California employment laws are among the strongest in the country. Not only do our laws protect you from discrimination and harassment in the workplace, but they also protect you from retaliation for engaging in activities that are protected under state and federal law. Some examples of these activities include making a complaint of harassment or discrimination at work, reporting unequal pay, filing a wage claim with the California Labor Commissioner, filing a lawsuit, or opposing illegal practices.
Some telltale signs that your employer is retaliating against you following your participation in a protected activity include: negative performance reviews, denial of bonuses or promotion, increased workload, micromanagement soon after making a complaint, denial of raises, denial of ongoing training, withholding information such that you cannot adequately perform your job, and termination.
You should always make written complaints to your supervisor and HR. If you have done this and your employer is not helping you, call the employment attorneys at Potter Handy, Employment Rights Law Firm.