Retaliation in the workplace
If an employer takes adverse action against an employee because he/she participated in a protected activity, that may constitute retaliation. Laws against retaliation are designed to prevent employers from engaging in coercion, intimidation, threats, harassment, or interference with protected rights.
For example, if an employee has reported any type of discrimination, unsafe working conditions, illegal or unethical practices, and the employer subjected the employee to an adverse employment action, the employee could be deemed a whistleblower and entitled to the protections afforded by law.
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