Retaliation Again Is the Top Claim Filed with the EEOC

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.

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