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Retaliation

Halting internal probe pending EEOC action isn’t retaliation

04/28/2016
Employees who simultaneously file an EEOC charge and an internal complaint usually can’t win a retaliation claim just because their internal complaint was put on hold pending the outcome of the EEOC claim.

Beware rewarding employees who testify on your behalf

04/14/2016
Rewarding employee who testified on your behalf can lead to retaliation suit

Short-circuit desperate employee’s lawsuit by tracking every step of disciplinary process

04/14/2016
Tracking an employee’s discipline process from beginning to end can can head of retaliation claim

OSHA sues demolition firm for whistleblower retaliation

04/08/2016
Regional Environmental Demolition in Niagara Falls faces a federal lawsuit alleging retaliation against a worker who reported a workplace hazard.

Little slights, actions add up to retaliation

04/08/2016
When an employee complains that a supervisor is behaving in a discriminatory way, employers must ensure there is no retaliation. Even small things can lead to a big problem.

DOL sues firm, 3 bosses for harassing whistleblowers

03/30/2016
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against a Georgia foam manufacturer and three of its managers for suspending and terminating employees who reported workplace hazards in violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Warn bosses: No retaliation against whistleblowers who report wrongdoing

03/28/2016
Remind supervisors that retaliating against workers who report alleged criminal or other illegal activity may violate the California Labor Code.

Whistleblower? Not without whistleblowing

03/28/2016
Energy workers are protected from retaliation for reporting safety problems if their workplace is covered by the federal Energy Reorganization Act.

Sometimes, employee gets 2 shots at lawsuit

03/11/2016
An employee who had a state interference-with-contract claim dismissed—the court said he had been legitimately fired for insubordination—can still file a federal whistleblower retaliation lawsuit based on the same facts.

EEOC issues fresh guidance on anti-retaliation compliance

03/09/2016
The EEOC has updated its enforcement guidance on retaliation for the first time since 1998.