Retaliation In Sexual Harassment Cases
Many times the thing that gets most companies is not the actual sexual harassment but the retaliation that occurs against the employee. For example, an employee complains about being sexually harassed and reports the conduct to human resources. An investigation is completed and nothing seems to happen. And to make things worse, the employee now seems to be the target of hostility and a sudden "poor work performance." Under the law in Illinois, an employee may not be subjected to a negative job action for reporting sexual harassment. Having a sudden poor work performance evaluation would be considered a negative job action.