Workplace Retaliation

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Workplace Retaliation


An employer cannot retaliate against employees who assert their legal rights under Idaho or federal employment law or even when accessing internal company policies. Retaliation can happen after an assertion of rights or even before by discouraging employees from exercising administrative or statutory rights. Workplace policies should be fair and must be applied in a non-discriminatory fashion.


When an employer or supervisor takes action that negatively impacts an employee who has begun an internal complaint process, filed a formal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or filed a complaint with the Idaho Human Rights Commission, there might be workplace retaliation.

Ronaldo (Ron) A. Coulter will advise you as to the strengths and weaknesses of your retaliation claim. If he determines that you have a claim, he and his firm are there to work tirelessly on your behalf and guide you through a complex, multi-step legal process. You could ask for no better advocate to protect your legal rights.

Workplace retaliation can come in both obvious and subtle forms:

If you experience any of these actions, you should immediately call for a consultation with Idaho Employment Law Solutions.

As an employer, you can protect yourself from claims of workplace retaliation. Consider retaining Idaho Employment Law Solutions to review your internal procedures and revise your handbook to include clear policies, train supervisory staff, and maintain employee privacy.

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Once an employee files a charge of discrimination, either internally using the employer handbook procedures or with the Idaho Human Rights Commission or the EEOC, the law makes it illegal to fire, demote, harass, or retaliate against either the job applicant or the complaining employee.

An Employer Can Not Retaliate Against an Employee For

Retaliation at Work Can Take Many Forms


No, it is considered retaliation for an employer to disadvantage an employee whose claim internally or before a governmental agency or before a court of law loses.
No, it is illegal to disadvantage someone associated with a complainant if they work for the same company. This is another form of retaliation.
No, this is another form of retaliation. So an employer cannot give you a poor job reference merely because you were a complainant against it.


Idaho Employment Law Solutions is an African-American and Veteran-owned law firm providing quality and efficient legal counsel to businesses, organizations, employers/ employees, and individual multi-cultural clients located throughout Idaho.

Idaho Employment Law Solutions is skilled in handling charges of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, race, national origin and pregnancy submitted to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Idaho Human Rights Commission, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor. Idaho Employment Law Solutions has extensive experience in handling employee complaints about discrimination or harassment before those complaints become official charges of discrimination. Idaho Employment Law Solutions is experienced in guiding its business clients through sexual harassment investigations and provides advice on a case-by-case basis about the most effective way for the employer and employee to address claims of discrimination.

Contact Idaho Employment Law Solutions by phone at (208) 401-9343. to make an appointment. Legal advice will not be provided over the telephone. There will be a small fee charged for initial consultations.

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I highly recommend Attorney Ron Coulter for his exceptional consultation services. From the moment I met with him, I was thoroughly impressed by his informative and phenomenal guidance. Facing uncertainty about how to proceed with my legal matters, Attorney Coulter skillfully mapped out a step-by-step plan for me, using excellent scenarios that clarified the complex issues at hand. His extensive expertise across various legal areas was evident as he addressed my questions with clarity and precision. Despite my eagerness to hire him on the spot, Attorney Coulter patiently explained the necessary process I had to navigate before reaching that decision. Furthermore, he went above and beyond by providing valuable referrals for my future legal needs. His professionalism, knowledge, and commitment to client understanding make him a standout choice for anyone seeking legal counsel.
Tamara Reynolds, M.Psy, DHA
I was involved in an administrative procedure which could have ultimately led to my termination of employment. I contacted Idaho Employment Law Solutions which is owned and operated by Ron Coulter, a career U.S. Marine Corps Officer. The qualities that impressed me most about Ron, was that nothing was “sugar coated”, Ron was up-front, straight forward, and Ron told me what to expect at each phase of the administrative process. When I asked a question, Ron always took care to provide a complete answer which very often included a follow-up legal analysis that a lay person could understand. Ron is an outstanding and experienced employment law attorney. He was reassuring and effective in his representation of me in this administrative procedure. There is no doubt, that the selection of Idaho Employment Law Solutions was the correct choice
Charlene Hamilton
Ron Coulter at Idaho Employment Law Solutions has been an essential part of my small business team for over 16 years. He worked with my company to develop company handbooks, employment contracts, and employee training. His preventative work was key to our success when faced with an actual employee contract dispute in court. I am grateful to Ron’s attention to detail, phenomenal work ethic, and genuine care for his clients. Idaho Employment Law Solutions is a great partner for small businesses who want to succeed.
Codi Galloway
Ron Coulter at Idaho Employment Law Solutions provided knowledgeable guidance and respectful support during some particularly troublesome times with a former employer. Ron has extensive expertise and knowledge in many legal areas and was always willing to address my concerns with honesty and directness. Ron not only exceeded my expectations with the knowledgeable information he provided in a very timely manner, but he also made me feel like he cared for me as a person. After each visit, I felt like I was better equipped to confidently make informed decisions. In a stressful time, Ron left me feeling like I had a friend I could rely on as I navigated a difficult situation and had to make tough decisions. I highly recommend contacting Ron for your employment law needs.
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