Q: I complained about gender discrimination at work & it just got worse & my boss emailed my recorded personal calls to
other employees. We were told he only recorded us to listen in sales meeting to our conversations with clients & prospects. I am in shock & humiliated & frustrated. I need to know my rights in Colorado on gender discrimination in the workplace & wire tapping laws.
A: You may have a retaliation claim based on your complaint of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In order to establish this claim, you'll need to prove (1) you complained of sex discrimination, (2) your employer took an adverse action against you, and (3) there is a causal connection between your complaint of sex discrimination and your employer's adverse action taken. You should make a list of all the ways in which your employment "got worse" after you made your complaint; (ex. has your boss made comments about your complaint? Has he docked your pay or demoted you? etc.)
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