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Is a Witness to Discrimination Protected Against Retaliation?
Know Your Rights: Retaliation, Protected Activity and Adverse Action
Therefore, we advise against it. Where ongoing contact between the parties is necessary and appropriate, the Title IX office or its designee can help put measures in place to mitigate that contact. For example, in some cases involving coworkers, it might be necessary and appropriate for the parties to continue some contact in the employment setting. In these cases, the Title IX office or its designee may help implement requirements that a third party be present during meetings or be copied on emails between the parties, or some other intervention. To retaliate against a respondent under this policy, a complainant would need to take adverse action against the respondent because the respondent reported prohibited conduct, expressed opposition to prohibited conduct or participated in the prohibited conduct investigation. Generally not.
If you witnessed a co-worker being sexually harassed by your boss, would you tell the truth to human resources if they asked you about it? Though you may have many concerns that may prevent you from getting involved, state and federal laws are written to encourage you to speak up. Antidiscrimination laws are written to protect those who complain of discrimination and those who participate in proceedings to investigate or litigate discrimination claims. The goal is to encourage people to come forward and to make enforcing the laws easier. If witnesses could be silenced by threats of retaliation by employers, many cases would not make it far in the legal process.
Very generally, sexual harassment describes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct. Title VII is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion, and it applies to employers with 15 or more employees. The law also makes it illegal to retaliate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. It applies to federal, state, and local governments, as well as employment agencies and labor organizations. If you are experiencing harassment at work you may be overwhelmed and afraid.