When an employer punishes an employee for exercising their rights, this is known as workplace retaliation. This punishment can be any action that may be construed as adverse and hinder an employee from pursuing legal action. Workplace retaliation can happen for a variety of reasons, but sexual harassment and racial accusations are two of the most common.
However, even though it happens a lot, it’s illegal for your employer to retaliate against an employee for filing a sexual harassment or a racial discrimination complaint. Retaliation charges are usually harder to drop than the original claim.
Businesses often find themselves walking into a retaliation complaint due to easily avoidable mistakes.…Continue reading