It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against a sexual harassment or discrimination victim for filing a charge with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, participating in a sexual harassment investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices.
A typical retaliation claim arises if an employee makes a claim of sexual harassment or gender discrimination and the employer responds with some type of adverse employment action against the employee. This adverse employment action need not be termination, it may also include demotions or unfavorable changes in work schedules, locations and duties.
Witnesses who support a sexual harassment victim are also safe from retaliation for making a harassment claim from an employer for participating in the sexual harassment investigation.
Do you believe you may be suffering from retaliation for making a harassment or discrimination claim you have made or supported? Contact our employment lawyers today for a courtesy consultation regarding your situation. Attorneys at Broderick Saleen believe strongly in the fair treatment of all individuals regardless of sex and is committed to representing individuals who have been victims of sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace. Our sexual harassment attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you recover the damages you are due. Our employment lawyers will vigorously pursue your claim.