Can I get in trouble for reporting sexual harassment of another employee by a manager?
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The Fair Employment and Housing Act makes it protected conduct to stand up for the rights of another employee under the statute. Thus, if you were to face retaliation for the reporting of what you subjectively and in good faith believed to be sexual harassment of another in the workplace, it would be unlawful, even if the report turns out to be factually inaccurate. That said, retaliation is an insidious thing, and it is often very difficult to detect and prove it. No one can protect you against retaliation that cannot be proved. That said, the die is now cast as you have made the report. Good luck to you.
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No, you will be fine. You did the right thing. TRuth is always a defense to a claim of defamation in all states.
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The CA anti-discrimination laws protect you against reporting such behavior (even when its towards another employee). Should you feel that your employer is acting out against you due to the complaint, contact a Plaintiff's attorney immediately as you may be suffering illegal retaliation. As for the defamation issue, no, truth is a defense to defamation.