As a result of filing a workplace discrimination charge, a thorough investigation may need to be commenced. During the course of the investigation, co-workers are often interviewed to gather additional information, and some may have been a witness to the actual discriminatory event. Being involved in one of these investigations can cause animosity toward all parties involved.
When co-workers are disciplined, demoted, or even terminated due to the findings of an investigation, everyone may be blamed for the outcome. However, there are protections in place for these individuals.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act includes anti-retaliation provisions which protect employees. An employee who has opposed unlawful harassment and participated in an investigation cannot be punished for that participation. If you have experienced retaliation after involvement in a workplace discrimination investigation, contact an attorney at Humble Law today!
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