It is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way an investigation, proceeding or litigation for unlawful discrimination.
Our Guide to Filing a Charge of Employment Discrimination will provide you some answers to starting the process of protecting your rights.
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An employer is prohibited from taking adverse action against any employee or individual for engaging in “protected activity” under Anti-Discrimination statutes. Adverse actions include, but are not limited to, firing, demotion, refusal to hire or any action which may deter individuals from reporting discriminatory conduct or otherwise engaging in protected activity under discrimination statutes.
Adverse actions or retaliation, do not include petty slights and annoyances, such as stray negative comments, in an otherwise positive or neutral evaluation, “snubbing” a colleague or negative comments that are justified by an employee’s poor work performance or history.
All the laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity or the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights provide protection against retaliation. The American for Disabilities Act also protect individuals from coercion, intimidation, threat, harassment, or interference in their exercise of their own rights and their encouragement of someone else’s exercise of rights.