Workplace Harassment & Discrimination Retaliation
Workplace harassment and discrimination retaliation for reporting these crimes is itself a crime. An employer, manager, supervisor, or person in charge cannot punish you for reporting instances of discrimination at any time. Federal and Idaho state laws protect an employee who makes a good faith report of discrimination or unlawful harassment in violation of Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the Equal Pay Act or the Idaho Human Rights Act. Employers may not take adverse employment action against an employee who makes a report of such discrimination or unlawful harassment. Whistleblower retaliation takes several forms. It’s not always a clear-cut case of physical retaliation and can take more subtle, passive aggressive forms. Here are just a few examples of workplace retaliation:.
- Demotion or termination of the employee
- Changing job responsibilities
- Cutting hours or changing work schedule
- Reduction in pay
- Transfer to another location or work shift
- Denying promotion or salary raise.
If you believe you have been a victim of workplace harassment and discrimination retaliation, you should act promptly to pursue any claim as the time for filing such claims is limited. Claims for retaliation under federal law and/or under the Idaho Human Rights Act must first be filed with the Idaho Human Rights Commission before such claims can be pursued in Court. Rossman Law Group has lawyers that are experience in workplace retaliation claims and can help you fight.
It takes courage to stand up and defend yourself or coworkers that have been harassed. Don’t let them bully you into silence or take their abuse. Discrimination of any kind is morally reprehensible and against the law, and there is no place for it at work or anywhere else. Contact the attorneys at Rossman Law Group if you’re the victim of workplace harassment and discrimination reporting retaliation. We will fight for your rights and bring the abusers to justice.