"Protected Activity" is when an employee does one of the following:

  • Files a formal written complaint of sexual harassment, either internally with management or an HR department, or externally with an anti-discrimination agency
  • Testifies in court or assist in an investigation involving sexual harassment
  • Opposes sexual harassment by making a verbal or informal complaint to management, or by simply informing a supervisor or manager that harassment occurred
  • Complains that another employee has been sexually harassed
  • Encouraged a fellow employee to report harassment 
  • Employees who have engaged in protected activities are legally protected from retaliation