Posts Tagged ‘retaliation’

It Happened Again: Retaliation is the #1 EEOC Charge

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released detailed breakdowns of the 84,524 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2017. And once again, retaliation claims top the list. Retaliation charges account for nearly 50 percent of all charges filed with the agency. The EEOC resolved 99,109 charges in FY 2017. It secured […]

1 Feb 18 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

$10.5 Million Settlement in Minority Hiring Case

The nationwide outdoor equipment chain Bass Pro Outdoor World (Bass Pro) will pay $10.5 million to settle a hiring discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The settlement resolves a six-year lawsuit that charged that the company engaged in a pattern or practice of failing to hire African-American and […]

8 Aug 17 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Issues Guidance on Retaliation

This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its final Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues. The final guidance was issued after a period of public comment that started in January. Federal and state law both prohibit employers from taking adverse action against employees or job applicants who assert their right to be free […]

1 Sep 16 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

$1.47 Million Awarded to California Workers in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Case

Think that sexual harassment is a problem of the past? Think again. By now, employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both state and federal law, but that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring. Sexual harassment charges still make up 17 percent of all charges received by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity […]

26 Jul 16 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

What’s the Number One Federal Complaint? Retaliation

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns of the 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2015. Year after year, retaliation claims top the list and this year was no different. Retaliation charges increased by nearly 5 percent and account for nearly 45 percent of all charges […]

16 Feb 16 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »