I told my employer that I was going to file an overtime wage claim for unpaid overtime and my employer retaliated against me. What should I do?
If your employer retaliates or discriminates against you in any way, you may file a discrimination/retaliation complaint with the Labor Commissioner’s Office. You can also file a lawsuit against your employer in court.
Joe decided to file an overtime wage claim in California against his employer to recover lost overtime wages. Joe told his employer that he was going to file a claim and as a result, Joe’s employer fired him. This is called retaliation and Joe can file a discrimination/retaliation complaint with the Labor Commissioner’s Office or file a lawsuit in court.