Posts Tagged ‘retaliation’

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 - Brad Sterling - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Seeks Input on Retaliation Enforcement Guidance

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is seeking input on proposed enforcement guidance relating to retaliation.  Although not binding legal authority, the guidance documents provide the public with information about how the EEOC will interpret the law and where the agency may be focusing its enforcement efforts. Like California anti-discrimination laws, federal anti-discrimination laws […]

25 Jan 16 - Discrimination - Brad Sterling - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Settles Race/National Origin Bias Claim for $14.5 Million

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently settled a lawsuit against a multistate oil drilling company involving charges of race and national origin discrimination, harassment and retaliation at facilities throughout the country. The combined monetary relief for all of the victims totals $14.5 million. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the company engaged in a “nationwide pattern […]

8 May 15 - Discrimination, Termination - Brad Sterling - No CommentsRead More »

Retaliation Still Tops the List of Federal EEOC Complaints

This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a detailed breakdown of the 88,778 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2014. Retaliation remains the number one charge received by the EEOC, and the percentage of charges alleging retaliation reached the highest amount ever: 42.8 percent of total charges received. The overall […]

6 Feb 15 - Discrimination - Brad Sterling - No CommentsRead More »

California Supreme Court: Protections for Unauthorized Workers Using False ID

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued a decision relating to legal protections for unauthorized workers. The case involved a lawsuit by Vicente Salas, who injured his back on the job and then sued his employer for failure to accommodate his disability under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and for retaliation after he filed a […]

27 Jun 14 - Form I-9, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Policies - Brad Sterling - No CommentsRead More »