Retaliation involves an employer taking adverse employment action against an employee because the employee opposed any workplace harassment or discrimination forbidden by law, or because the person filed a complaint, testified, or assisted in any proceeding
Yes! The law provides greater protection for an employee than an independent contractor. Anti-discrimination, anti-retaliation and rest break laws protect employees not independent contractors. State agencies such as the Division of Labor may enforce the laws for employees; but independent contractors must seek remedies from the Court under contract law.