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Retaliation: The Most Successful Discrimination Claim

February 20, 2024

Via: HR Hero

A retaliation claim can be successful even when the original discrimination claim fails to establish a violation of law. The same laws—federal and typically state laws—that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information also prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose discrimination or participate in an employment discrimination proceeding.

Why are the laws written this way?

Well, if employees are unwilling to come forward and speak out or are unwilling to participate when someone else has alleged a complaint, then discrimination cannot be addressed.

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