Various federal and state anti-discrimination laws explain that an employer may not retaliate against you for complaining about harassment, discrimination, or other violations of your rights in the workplace. Such laws also protect employees who take part in either their own or another employee’s investigations into allegations of workplace discrimination or harassment.
Any action by an employer that negatively or adversely impacts your employment due to your having complained about or participated in an investigation of alleged employment discrimination or harassment is against the law. This is the case even if the complaint of employment discrimination is found to be baseless. As long as you had reason to believe that such a complaint was legitimate at the time it was made, any retaliation by your employer, including being demoted, fired, suspended, etc., is unlawful and can be grounds for bringing a claim.
If you believe you have been retaliated against at work for complaining about employment discrimination or harassment or have been retaliated against for having participated in an investigation into employment discrimination or harassment, call Silver & Silver today for a free consultation at 610-658-0500.