It is illegal for an employer to fire, demote, harass or otherwise retaliate against job applicants or employees for filing a charge of discrimination in court or with an outside agency (such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)), making an internal complaint about discrimination on the job or participating in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

The law forbids retaliation when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits and any other terms and conditions of employment.