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written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Employer "Retaliation" Against Victims of Discrimination

Volume 3 . Chapter 8, Part 3 . § 8-16
Key Point8-16 State and federal civil rights laws generally prohibit employers from retaliating against an employee for filing a discrimination claim or otherwise exercising rights provided by the law.

Many federal and state civil rights laws that ban discrimination in employment prohibit employers from "retaliating" against employees who oppose discriminatory practices or pursue claims of discrimination. To illustrate, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,197 the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act,198 and the Americans with Disabilities Act199 all prohibit employer retaliation.

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