Retaliation often occurs when an employee makes a complaint about illegal employment discrimination to their employer. In simple terms, retaliation occurs when a person is harmed because they engaged in some sort of protected activity under the law. The protected activity could be a complaint to an immediate supervisor, a formal complaint of discrimination to the HR department, or even a complaint of discrimination to a government administrative agency. It could also be because the individual participated in investigation about someone else’s complaint, or stood up on behalf of a complaining employee.
Retaliatory acts come in many forms but can include, but not be limited to, termination, the assignment of less desirable job duties, transfer to a less desirable office or department, or reduction of pay and benefits. If your employer has retaliated you against because you engaged in a legally protected activity, please call Lindy Korn.