As an employee in Hawaii, you likely know that if you report workplace discrimination to your supervisor, your company’s management team or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, your employer cannot fire you or retaliate against you in any other way. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act strictly forbids such adverse employment actions.
What you may not realize, however, is that adverse employment actions can take an almost infinite variety of forms. Some, such as wrongful termination, are fairly self-evident. Other types of retaliatory discrimination are less blatant, but can include the following:
- Reducing or threatening to reduce your salary or wages
- Reassigning your work duties to other employees
- Relieving you of your supervisory responsibilities
- Excessively examining your work
- Threatening to report you or one of your family members to immigration authorities
- Publicly criticizing you, especially in the media