How do I know I’ve been retaliated against?

Retaliation can occur when an employee makes a complaint of discrimination or harassment, either on behalf of themselves or other employees. The complaint must be based on discrimination or harassment to legally be considered retaliation. Retaliation can also occur when an employee opposes a discriminatory or harassing practice or assists someone else in their complaint or opposition of discrimination and/or harassment. Retaliation occurs quite often in our society even when the employer does not openly discriminate against women or other protected groups. Retaliation often does not occur immediately after a complaint, and it is important to seek legal advice prior to retaliation reaching the level of termination.

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