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Founded in 2009, The Noble Law provides consultations and legal advice to clients in South Carolina and across North Carolina on a variety of employment law issues, including workplace retaliation and whistleblower law. When you choose to partner with us, we will treat you as part of the team and provide you with top-notch, compassionate service. Open communication is key, and our employment law attorneys will support you every step of the way.

When it comes to workplace retaliation, whistleblower protection, or other issues regarding employment law, it can be hard to reach out to an employment attorney. Here at The Noble Law, we will work hard to understand your situation and help you identify your legal options, whether you choose to move forward with our firm or not. Schedule a consultation with a whistleblower lawyer in South Carolina or North Carolina today.

Under federal and North Carolina employment laws, employees have the right to report workplace violations such as sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and fraud. Companies that retaliate against employees who have filed complaints about these unlawful activities and events are also illegal. Retaliation may include firing, demoting, or taking other adverse actions against you for engaging in legally protected activities. If this has happened to you, remember the law is on your side.  

When it comes to workplace retaliation, it can be hard to reach out to an employment attorney. However, at The Noble Law, we will work hard to understand your situation. Our experienced Raleigh/Durham/Chapel-Hill workplace retaliation attorneys are here to listen to your story, help you understand your options, and provide the advocacy you need to prevail. 

What Constitutes Retaliation?  

No one enjoys receiving a demotion, reassignments to unfavorable positions, a decrease in hours, or poor performance reviews at work. However, such events do not necessarily constitute retaliation under the law. 

To have a strong case, your employer must have treated you unfavorably in an attempt to punish you for engaging in legally protected activities, such as: 

  • Reporting crude jokes, unwanted touching, or other forms of sexual harassment 
  • Reporting discrimination based on age, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or another protected characteristic.  
  • Filing a workers’ compensation claim.  
  • Complaining about failure to pay wages 
  • Reporting fraud, abuse of power, and other illegal activity 
  • Refusing to engage in an unlawful activity despite being pressured  

If you recently reported such activities with adverse consequences, it may constitute workplace retaliation. In addition, retaliation is not always targeted at the employee who filed a complaint. Your employer may retaliate against you because you stood up for another employee who was discriminated against at work. 

If you are unsure whether the treatment you have received rises to the legal definition of retaliation, an experienced employment law attorney can analyze the factors at play in your situation to determine the best course of action to protect your rights, your future, and your career. 

You Suspect Retaliation. What Now? 

It is often difficult to decide what to do if you suspect workplace retaliation. It may seem like your employer has all the power, and you will only be making the situation worse by taking further action. 

Remember, the law is on your side. The Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act, and other powerful state and federal statutes are designed to protect people in your situation. 

Consult with an experienced Raleigh workplace retaliation attorney as soon as possible. Other actions you can take include the following:  

Documenting Everything 

Take notes about the treatment you received after engaging in a protected activity, including the times, dates, and locations of incidents when a manager, colleague, HR representative, or other party retaliated against you. For example, save emails and notifications concerning reassignments, demotions, poor performance reviews, and other potential evidence. 

Take Advantage of Internal Resources 

Before taking legal action, file a complaint with your manager or HR department, advising them of the situation. You may find out there is an explanation for the company’s actions toward you, or your suspicions of retaliation may be justified. The formal record you create by talking to someone at your company can play a pivotal role in potential employment litigation. 

The Noble Law is a Strong Workplace Advocate  

The Noble Law is here to help you assert your rights and protect your interests. A positive outcome in a workplace retaliation case may include monetary damages, reinstatement in a position you were fired from, and payment of back wages. We will work with you closely to ascertain your needs and goals and tailor a legal strategy uniquely suited to them. 

We are strong advocates for employees in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and throughout North Carolina. Contact us today to arrange a confidential consultation with a lawyer who will review a detailed history of your employment situation, evaluate information that could support your claim and present options. Our office is conveniently located in Chapel Hill.  

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You deserve a safe, ethical, and legal workplace, and our employment law firm is here to help you protect your rights. If you have questions about whistleblower protections available to you in North Carolina or South Carolina, contact The Noble Law.

Here at The Noble Law, we listen. We hear you. We understand. Call today to discuss your rights and duties as a workplace whistleblower.


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Along with representing clients with claims in the area of workplace retaliation and whistleblower protections, we also represent employees in a variety of other areas of employment law. These include Executive compensation disputes, Workplace discrimination, Pay, overtime, and leave, Workplace harassment, sexual harassment, and workplace assault, and Workplace investigations.

Learn more about our employment law firm’s Practice Areas and check out our About Page. When you choose to work with The Noble Law, you will gain a clear understanding of your legal options, whether you choose to move forward with our employment law firm or not. Our employment lawyers advise and represent clients in North Carolina and South Carolina, with offices in Charlotte, Chapel Hill, and Mt. Pleasant. If you’re interested in speaking with one of our employment attorneys, contact us today.


The Noble Law offers legal advice and consultations on employment issues in-person, through video, and by phone. The first step is to call the office in your area.
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