I’m afraid that if I file an overtime lawsuit my employer will fire me. Do I have any protection against retaliation?
Yes. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act prohibits employers from firing or otherwise retaliating against an employee who files an overtime lawsuit or otherwise exercises their rights under the FLSA. Examples of employer retaliation include demotion, refusal to offer a scheduled raise, assigning the worker to less desired shifts, etc.
If you were fired or retaliated against in other ways, contact us to discuss your options.