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Employment Law Clip: Retaliation Claims and Steps Employers Can Take to Avoid Them 06/17/2014

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Retaliation is now the most common type of discrimination alleged nationally, topping both race and gender. What are retaliation claims and what steps can employers take to reduce their risks? Check out our most recent Employment Law Clip to learn more:

Please feel free to contact any member of our Employment Law Group with any questions on retaliation claims.

Retaliation Once Again Is the Top Type of Claim Filed with the EEOC 02/24/2014

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Employment Attorney Bob SheaBy: Bob Shea

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has released its statistics for fiscal year 2013 and for the fourth straight year charges alleging unlawful retaliation by employers was the leading type of discrimination alleged. Retaliation claims accounted for 41.1% of the charges filed with the EEOC, up three percent from 2012. Retaliation was followed by race discrimination (35.3%), gender, including sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination (29.5%), disability discrimination (27.2%), and age discrimination (22.8%). The EEOC’s enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 1997 through 2013 can be found here.

For more information on this topic please contact any member of our Employment Law Group.

Retaliation Again Is the Top Claim Filed with the EEOC 02/04/2013

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Employment Attorney Bob SheaBy: Bob Shea

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has released its statistics for fiscal year 2012 and for the third year in a row charges alleging unlawful retaliation by employers was the leading type of discrimination alleged. Retaliation claims accounted for 38% of the charges filed with the EEOC, up one percent from 2011, followed by race, gender, age and disability discrimination. Last month, MBBP’s Employment Law Advisor focused on this dangerous area of employment law and outlined steps employers should take to reduce their legal exposure. January’s Employment Law Advisor is found here.

Please contact Bob Shea with any questions on this topic.

Bob Shea to Present on Retaliation Claims Via Webinar 12/01/2012

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Employment Attorney Bob SheaOn January 17th MBBP Employment Attorney Bob Shea will be co-presenting a webinar titled “Don’t Strike Back: Retaliation Claims on the Rise” through the American Arbitration Association University. This webinar will discuss:

  • The nuances of retaliation claims.
  • What differentiates retaliation claims from typical discrimination claims.
  • How fact-finders – including judges, juries and arbitrators – view retaliation in the workplace.

CLE credit is offered for this program. Please visit AAAU for more information or to register for this event.

For questions about employment law, feel free to contact Bob.

EEOC Reports Record Number of Discrimination Charges Filed in 2011 01/30/2012

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Employment Attorney Bob SheaBy: Bob Shea

In a press release issued on January 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) reported that 99,947 discrimination charges were filed in FY 2011 (which ended September 30, 2011), which constitutes an all-time high for discrimination claims filed against employers in the United States. For the second year in a row, retaliation was the leading type of discrimination alleged, accounting for 37% of the charges filed with the EEOC, followed by race, age and disability discrimination.

For analysis of why retaliation claims have increased over the years and advice on how employers can respond, see our article “Why Retaliation Claims Are on the Rise and What Employers Can Do About It“.

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