Is it legal for a manager or area manager to seek retribution against employees who notified HR about not getting paid?

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Is it legal for a manager or area manager to seek retribution against employees who notified HR about not getting paid?

Can employees take legal action against the manager and the company? What about contacting the local Department of Labor?

Asked on December 20, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In many states in this country (if not all), it is against the law for a manager for the employer to penalize employees of the employer who notified human resources about not getting paid. I would then advise human resources about the renewed problem with the manager and have it documented.

After consulting with human resources, you can speak with your local labor department about the problems if human resources is not responsive. Another option is to consult with a labor attorney. If you want to take legal action against the manager, you might have a case. As to the employer, if the employer is responsive to your needs, you really do not have a basis to bring a legal action against the employer.


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