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EEOC Proposes Expansive Enforcement Guidance for Retaliation Claims

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued proposed enforcement guidance regarding retaliation claims.  According to the EEOC, the revised guidance is necessary in light of several court decisions, including the Supreme Court’s decision in Univ. of Tex. SW Med. Ctr. v. Nassar, 133 S. Ct. 2517 (2013), … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Asked To Decide If Retaliation Claims Require New Administrative Charge

On January 8, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court was petitioned to rule on whether employees must file a new or amended charge to pursue an employment retaliation claim arising from an initial Title VII discrimination charge.  If the Court grants certiorari, we’re likely to see the resolution of a decade-long circuit split created by the … Continue Reading

2012 EEOC Year in Review – Retaliation Charges Continue to Rise

According to a recently released report, the EEOC received more retaliation charges in 2012 than in any prior year.  And, in 2012, it received more retaliation charges than in any other individual category.  The number of retaliation charges lodged with the EEOC has grown dramatically in the last 15 years.  In 1997, 18,198 retaliation claims … Continue Reading
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