Employers are forbidden from retaliating against employees who have engaged in certain legally protected activities.
To show that you lost your job as a result of your employer’s retaliation, you must prove all of the following:
– You were engaged in a legally protected activity—such as filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or formally complaining to your employer about harassment or discrimination.
– That activity prompted your employer to act—for example, you were reprimanded just after your employer found out that you filed a charge of sexual harassment.
– Your employer’s action had adverse consequences for you—for example, you were fired, denied a promotion, or given a negative performance review that was unwarranted.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com