Most employers have some familiarity the concept of retaliation as it relates to federal equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) laws. An anti-retaliation policy is typically included within a company’s harassment and discrimination policies. However, some time may have passed since you as an employer or human resources representative have reviewed your understanding of retaliation. It very […]
Each year the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) releases detailed statistics on the charges filed with its office. On February 26th, the EEOC released its statistics for fiscal year 2020, which ran from October 2019 through September 2020. Again, retaliation was the most frequently cited claim in charges filed with the EEOC. In 2020, retaliation […]
Retaliation was the most filed claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in fiscal year 2017—nearly half of all charges included a claim of retaliation. How do employers avoid being part of that statistic? What is Retaliation? Retaliation exists where there is a protected activity by an employee, an adverse employment action by the […]
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