Retaliation in the Workplace: Definition & Laws


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Andrea complained that she was being discriminated against at work. Soon afterward, she felt she was retaliated against. She cited several acts of retaliation. However, one of the following will NOT be considered an act of retaliation. Which one?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a protected activity for purposes of retaliation?

2. Some of Juan's co-workers have been vocal about wanting better health benefits. Juan has not participated in those discussions, but will be happy if the company decides to grant better health coverage. Juan is then passed over for a promotion. Juan tries to file a complaint with the EEOC for retaliation, but he is told he is not a covered individual. Which of the following is a qualification to be a covered individual, and an element Juan is likely missing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your supervisor asks you out and you say no. Since then, your evaluations have been poor and you're worried you may get fired. But what can you do? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of retaliation in the workplace. The quiz questions will test you on required elements in order to be protected from retaliation and what is considered an act of retaliation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet test you on the following aspects of workplace retaliation:

  • Protected activities for purposes of retaliation
  • Qualification for being a covered individual
  • Federal agency responsible for handling charges of workplace retaliation

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson regarding workplace retaliation and the required factors to be protected from it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding qualification to be a covered individual
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about protected activity for purposes of retaliation

Additional Learning

To learn more about workplace retaliation, review the accompanying lesson, Retaliation in the Workplace: Definition & Laws. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what constitutes retaliation
  • Understand the legal consequences of workplace retaliation
  • Examine protected activities