Are you in the clear waiting four weeks to fire someone who complained about sexual harassment?

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I’ve got some ‘splaining to do before we get into the meat and potatoes.

First, if a company fires someone because they complain about discrimination, that’s retaliation. It doesn’t matter if the firing happens a day, week, month, or year later. If the complaint motivates the adverse employment action, and you get sued, get out your checkbook.

Second, I’m not giving specific legal advice. Depending on any number of variables, including where your business operates, your mileage may vary based on timing alone.

With those disclaimers out of the way, I want to tell you

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