It is important for all employees to understand that they do not have to put up with retaliation in the workplace after bringing discrimination to the attention of the employer. Workers generally have plenty of rights they can exercise if they feel they received retaliatory unfair treatment.
If you left your last job in good standing, you are likely hoping to keep professional connections with that employer in the future. These become especially important if you decide to seek employment again. Having a former employer provide a reference can make a big difference in your ability to earn a new job.
There are many valid reasons to leave employment that is just not working out for you. In particular, someone working in a stressful, unpleasant environment will usually begin thinking of quitting.
Wisconsin employees are often forced into difficult situations when dealing with unlawful behavior at work -- suffer through it, or report it and face possible retaliation. Employment law is clear that employers may not retaliate against workers who bring misconduct to their attention. Unfortunately, an untold number of Wisconsin workers continue to face volatile work environments for trying to report unlawful incidents or behaviors.
It can happen in a subtle manner or what you think may be an overt action against you. The problems at work have increased after you lodged a complaint about someone who has power over you at work. Now, your career or position at your company is suffering.
If you have made a complaint at work related to Equal Employment Opportunity laws, you may be at risk for retaliation from your boss. A boss who fires an employee after that person has made an EEO complaint is an obvious form of retaliation. However, sometimes the retaliation is not as clear.
It's another work day. If you are unhappy at your job, just the thought of it most likely fills you with dread. Then a quick look at your calendar shows you also have a meeting with your boss today. The level of dread multiplies, and once again, you find yourself thinking about quitting.