Some New York residents may feel as if their bosses do not like them. Though this feeling may be uncomfortable, it does not necessarily mean that anything illegal is taking place. However, if workers feel that they are the victims of retaliation, they may be facing an entirely different ordeal altogether.
Of course, there are differences between unfair treatment and illegal retaliation. For instance, if a worker participated in a legal proceeding associated with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or opposed unlawful practices, that individual took part in a legally protected activity. If an employer took negative actions toward the employee after either of these actions, it is possible that the worker was being retaliated against.