We filed suit on behalf of three restaurant employees who were terminated for complaining about their supervisor’s sexual harassment of another co-worker. Title VII, New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law, prohibit an employer from retaliating against any employee who complains about discriminatory treatment to himself/herself or to another employee.
An employer may not fire, terminate, layoff, demote, transfer, reassign or otherwise take any adverse action against an employee for complaining about discriminatory treatment. After almost 2 years of litigation, the restaurant agreed to compensate the fired employees for the damages they suffered as a result of unlawful termination. Click here for blog.