Can my employer fire me if I complain about sexual harassment?

No. Employees who make a claim of sexual harassment are protected from retaliation under federal and state anti-discrimination laws. An employer may not take any negative employment action on someone who reports harassment such as demotion, pay cut, termination, or anything else.

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My parents were heavily involved in community organizing. Seeing neighbors and friends’ parents struggle in the workplace gave me a sense of purpose that I wanted to help others. Many employees feel helpless and powerless in the workplace, and helping them vindicate their rights is the right thing to do.

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