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Examples of Possible Reprisal


  • An employee is fired for acting as a witness in a discrimination investigation at his/her place of employment.
  • A worker is demoted because they complain about their coworkers' derogatory comments toward women and minorities.
  • An employer forbids any of its employees from answering questions about a discrimination case against the company. If an employee participates in the investigation, they will be demoted.
  • An employee files a charge with the Department of Human Rights, and is terminated, demoted, or otherwise treated adversely as a result.

Reprisal Example - Fired for acting as a witness in a discrimination investigation 

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