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What Employer Activities are Considered Retaliation?

Protection from discrimination means that an employer cannot retaliate by taking “adverse action” against workers, such as:

  • Firing or laying off;
  • Blacklisting;
  • Demoting
  • Denying overtime or promotion
  • Disciplining
  • Denial of benefits
  • Failure to hire or rehire
  • Intimidation or making threats
  • Reassignment affecting prospects for promotion
  • Reducing pay our hours


Other Information About Whistleblower Protection

How OSHA Determines If Retaliation Took Place

Things to Remember Before You File an 11(c) Whistleblower Complaint

What You Can Expect After You File An 11(c) Complaint