Employees who report discrimination or harassment by their employers are often punished by their employers via demotion, reduction in pay/hours, or even termination.

State and federal law protects employees who report, oppose or resist discrimination or harassment from retaliation in the workplace.  Protection against retaliation doesn’t just apply to the person who filed the complaint, it also applies to anyone who participates in the investigation that arose from the complaint. This means that employees who are interviewed regarding a complaint cannot be retaliated against because they participated in the investigation.