The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that retaliation claims for protected reporting and other protected conduct have overtaken discrimination claims altogether. It’s not that hard to imagine that the only thing your employer hates more than discrimination at work is actually talking about discrimination work. Now, the EEOC has finally issued new retaliation guidance explaining the scope of protected reporting under the federal anti-discrimination laws AND the scope of employment actions that will be considered illegal retaliation.
Read on to discover how the EEOC now thinks about WORKPLACE RETALIATION and the new guidelines they will use in evaluating retaliation claims. The new EEOC published guidelines are available on the agency’s website with useful hyperlinks to follow the contents (html), or download a .pdf version (EEOC New Retaliation Guidance 2016-08-25).