What is “retaliation,” and how do I know if my employer retaliated against me?

What is “retaliation,” and how do I know if my employer retaliated against me?

Retaliation in the workplace occurs when an employer effectively punishes an employee for reporting an employment violation such as discrimination or harassment, or engaging in other protected activity. Retaliation can take many forms, including demotion, firing, reassignment, shift or pay reduction, or any other adverse employment action.