When someone reports sexual harassment, it seems like it would make sense to do something about the harassment, not retaliate against the person reporting it.
Unfortunately, retaliation can and does happen. For example, a temporary staffing company called Labor Ready sent two female workers to a job site in West Virginia where they were subjected to physical and verbal sexual harassment, as well as racial slurs. When they complained, Labor Ready retaliated by first denying them a promised job assignment and then firing them. Labor Ready ended up paying $72,500 to settle the case through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The company also agreed to a host of corrective actions, some of which are designed to prevent future problems with retaliation against those who make complaints.