Unlawful retaliation may occur when a person is subjected to adverse employment action because that person opposed unlawful conduct or participated in a complaint or investigation involving alleged unlawful conduct. Adverse employment action may include termination, demotion, harassment, or other retaliatory conduct intended to harm the employee and/or discourage other employees from engaging in similar conduct.
As with most civil matters, certain strict deadlines apply to the filing of an administrative charge of discrimination or lawsuit based on unlawful retaliation. Agencies and courts will dismiss claims that are not filed in a timely manner.
We invite you to contact us if you believe that you have been subjected to unlawful retaliation.