Certain laws protect an employee from retaliation for complaining about discrimination.
A claim for retaliation does not require that the employee was terminated. Retaliation occurs when an employee suffers any “adverse employment action” after making a discrimination complaint. This can include getting fired, demoted or disciplined, having a schedule changed, receiving a pay cut, or some other act that might dissuade a reasonable person from complaining about discrimination in the future.
Not every employee complaint is protected from retaliation. For example, complaining about race discrimination provides an employee with protection from retaliation. But if the employee complains only that a manager is a bully or unfair, that likely will not protect the employee from retaliation.
If you believe you have been retaliated against in your employment, contact the attorneys at Johnston Tobey Baruch for an evaluation of your claims by clicking the Tell Us About Your Case button and selecting the Employment Law option.
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