New York City, New York State (including Long Island), and Federal Discriminaiton laws also make it illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for standing up against discrimination an employee personally suffers or even only witnesses another suffer. Employment discrimination laws make it unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee for making a charge, testifying, assisting, or participating in any manner in an investigation proceeding, or hearing concerning unlawful employment discrimination.
It is also unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee because the employee has opposed the employer's unlawful discriminatory practice(s). The former is known as the participation clause, and the latter is known as the opposition clause. Illegal retaliation is not just limited to discrimination. Employees are protected from retaliation in other areas of employment law as well. If you believe your employer may have unlawfully retaliated against you, please contact our Long Island retaliation lawyers as soon as possible before your rights under the law expire.
In addition to deterring employment discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation; discrimination laws also serve to make the victims of discrimination whole by compensating victims of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for their back pay damages (what a victim would have earned going back); and other damages (depending on the applicable case facts and laws) such as front pay (future earnings a victim would have made), liquidated damages (double damages), attorneys' fees and costs, emotional pain and suffering, and punitive damages (punishment for especially harmful behavior).
Statute of limitations apply, so please contact our Long Island retaliation attorneys immediately.
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