No, your employer can’t legally fire you for filing a report of workplace discrimination. This would be considered retaliation, which is illegal. If you believe that you have been retaliated against for filing a report of workplace discrimination based on any of the characteristics identified below, you should consult with an experienced employment lawyer immediately. A dedicated legal professional can help you understand your rights and options. Also, you may be able to help you pursue legal action against your employer.
Workplace discrimination occurs when an employee is treated unfairly or differently based on their membership in a protected class. The protected classes may include (but are not necessarily limited to):
- National origin
- Gender identity
- Sexual Orientation
- Marital status
- Familial status
- Status with respect to public assistance
Understanding Your Rights
If you believe that you have been subjected to illegal discrimination in your workplace, or that you have been terminated or otherwise treated unfairly for reporting or objecting to illegal discrimination in your workplace, you should consult with an employment lawyer immediately. Our team of experienced attorneys is ready to assist you and to protect your rights; contact our team today.