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This Week's Question


For the past several years, retaliation has been the number one discrimination charge filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). An employer unlawfully retaliates in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) when it takes a materially adverse action against an employee because the employee engaged in a “protected activity” (i.e., participates in an EEOC process under Title VII or opposes unlawful discrimination). Which of the following is not likely to constitute protected activity?
A) Complaining to a supervisor about a coworker’s harassment
B) Complaining to a supervisor about staff cutbacks
C) Filing a charge with the EEOC
D) Threatening to file a discrimination lawsuit
E) Refusing to obey an employer’s order based on a reasonable belief that the order was discriminatory
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