You have been told you have a right to free speech your entire life. When you use it at work and it conflicts with your boss, though, you get fired.
So many people fail to take action when they are retaliated against at work. This is often because they are worried about not being successful or about suffering even more through employer retaliation. If more employees took the time to learn about the ways that they are protected under the law in the state of California, it is likely that there would be many more successful employment retaliation claims.
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines retaliation as any type of punishment that a job applicant or employee faces for voicing their desire not be harassed or discriminated against. According to the EEOC, although retaliation is illegal, it's the primary form of discrimination that those working in the federal sector endure.