The same laws that prohibit employment discrimination and harassment also prohibit employers from punishing employees for exercising their rights under the law (called “retaliation”). For example, your employer may not:
- fire or discipline you for making a complaint of discrimination or harassment
- participating in an investigation into your employer’s discriminatory practices, or
- requesting a reasonable accommodation for a disability or religious beliefs.
To learn more, read our article on how to file a retaliation complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Go to the main employment discrimination FAQ for employees page.