Employees who oppose unlawful employment discrimination, participate in employment discrimination proceedings, or otherwise assert their employment rights, are protected from retaliation. A person is protected against retaliation for opposing perceived discrimination so long as the person had a reasonable and good faith belief that the opposed practice was unlawful.

Several laws also prohibit retaliation against someone who is so closely associated with the person exercising his/her rights, that it would discourage a person from pursuing his/her right to oppose unlawful discrimination. For instance, it would be unlawful to discriminate against you, if your daughter, who is also an employee, opposed an unlawful discrimination practice by the employer.

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