It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for reporting harassment or discrimination, taking medical leave, requesting a reasonable accommodation, or reporting violations or suspected violations of laws.
Retaliation can be blatant such as your employer firing you within days of making a report.
Or it can be subtle.
Retaliation can take many forms.
It may include: loss of hours, transfers, termination, demotion, undesirable job duties and assignments, getting the “cold shoulder” from your boss, exclusion from professional development opportunities, receiving a written performance warning or a negative performance review, being excluded from emails you are normally copied on, among others.
Whether a particular action constitutes retaliation under the law depends on the facts and circumstances of each case.