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If I complain about harassment and then am retaliated against, what rights do I have?



Most anti-discrimination laws have an anti-retaliation provision in them as well. If your employer retaliates against you, let’s say they fire you or they demote you after you’ve complained about discrimination, the law will protect you on that. In fact, it’s one of the most important elements of these anti-discrimination laws because the courts and Congress have made clear, they want to encourage people to come forward with these complaints of discrimination to help stamp it out. And when an employer takes actions against somebody for doing that, there are strong anti-retaliation provisions that will allow you to go into court and get redress for that.

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Eric Bachman litigates employment discrimination and whistleblower retaliation cases. He can be reached at (202) 769-1681 and [email protected]. Bachman is Chair of the discrimination and retaliation Practices at Zuckerman Law. Previously, Bachman served as Special Litigation Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and a Deputy Special Counsel with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.