Practice Area: Retaliation

statue-of-liberty.jpgIt is unlawful for an employer to terminate, demote, harass, or otherwise “retaliate” against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination or participating in any other protected activity.

Retaliation occurs when an employer takes an adverse action, whether it be a demotion, pay cut, or termination, against an employee because he/she is engaged in a protected activity.

Protected activities may include, but are not limited to, complaining about alleged discrimination, talking to a lawyer about discrimination in employment, filing charges against the employer on the basis of discrimination, or protesting against an employer’s discriminatory policies.