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Employees and Managers Need to Understand Discrimination Laws

If you were taught that the boss was always right, you might want to know that there are times when the boss can’t do whatever they want, especially if an employee chooses to report their behavior. Retaliating against an employee in Idaho for reporting what they see as discrimination is unethical and can get the manager terminated.

What you should know about reporting a manager

Understanding employment law is important for both employees and managers. Employees need to understand their rights about what is discrimination and what they should do in the event that they feel that they’ve been treated in a discriminatory manner at work.

Additionally, managers need to know what they should do to avoid acting in a discriminatory manner, what they can expect if they’re ever accused of being discriminatory, and what actions they should take in the event that they’re accused of being discriminatory. Retaliation is an act of revenge, and retaliating against an employee or an applicant for reporting what they think is discrimination is illegal. When an employee chooses to report a manager for discrimination or some other legal infraction, they don’t have to be correct in their accusation, and the manager still can’t retaliate. This means that they can’t talk to other managers or employees about the person who made the claim, ignore requests from the complaining employee, or punish the employee through other means.

How to prove a harassment or hostile workplace claim

Employees who feel that they’ve been the victim of workplace discrimination should know what they should do to increase the likelihood that their claim will be found valid. The first thing that employees should know is that waiting longer to report an instance of discrimination or harassment will only make it more difficult to prove the claim. Additionally, you should know how long you have to file an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charge of discrimination as the employee might have a different amount of time to file depending on the state in which the claim will be filed.

Learning about EEOC complaints is important for employees and managers to make a more equitable work environment. You can learn more about it by going to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website.