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What if my employer retaliates against me for filing a discrimination claim?


Most anti-discrimination laws also contain an anti-retaliation provision. That means the Congress has made clear that they want employees to come forward with concerns they have about employment discrimination. If your employer then turns around and retaliates against you for doing that, there are clear remedies that apply and that you can seek relief for in court under this anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation statutes.

For example, Title VII clearly outlaws anti-retaliation. A number of complaints are filed each year by employees who have not only said that they were discriminated against at work, but after raising those complaints they found themselves either fired or demoted in retaliation for raising their concern.

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Bachman writes frequently on employment discrimination issues at the Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog and has been quoted in national media about discrimination cases.   U.S. News and Best Lawyers® have named Zuckerman Law a Tier 1 firm in Litigation – Labor and Employment in the Washington DC metropolitan area.  Contact us today to find out how we can help you.  To schedule a preliminary consultation, click here or call us at (202) 769-1681.


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.