The Scharfman Law Firm, PLLC represents clients in retaliation claims all over Texas and the United States, and is an aggressive advocate for our clients and their rights. We are committed to helping employees fight for their rights when they have suffered from unlawful retaliation for engaging in legally protected activities.

Under various state and federal laws, it is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee for having opposed an unlawful practice (such as discrimination, sexual harassment, etc.), having participated in an investigation into such unlawful practices or having filed a Charge of Discrimination with the appropriate state or federal agency.

An employee may have a claim for retaliation if the employer takes an action against the employee that is materially adverse to an employee or applicant and might well have been taken to dissuade an employee or applicant from making or supporting a charge of discrimination.   Whether an action is “materially adverse” depends on the facts of each case.

Types of retaliatory actions may include a negative performance evaluation, reduction in pay, reduction in hours, reprimand, change in shifts, demotion, transfer or discharge.

Certain filing deadlines and statutes of limitations apply to these claims.


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