My employer would not give me a reference for a new position. He always had a hard time with me and all women who worked under him. Is it legal for him to refuse to refer me to another employer or to bad-mouth me when the new employer calls for a reference?
To figure out if your discrimination situation is illegal you must determine:
1. If you are an employee protected from discrimination under the law.
3. If your employer's conduct is considered discriminatory under the law.