Category Archives: Retaliation

Retaliation for ERISA Complaints about Retirement Account Misconduct

It’s not unusual for employers to retaliate for complaining.  Retaliation is designed to punish the complainer, and send a message to others about how they will be treated.  It is quite effective, especially in a sluggish economy, where employees don’t feel confident that they can get a new job. Fortunately, several employee protection laws have anti-retaliation...
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Employer Loses Case after Retaliating against Harassment Victim’s Supervisor

Most employers have policies against discrimination and harassment based on protected categories, such as race, sex, religion and national origin.   To be effective, and to provide effective defenses against lawsuits, the policies often requiresupervisory personnel to report anything observed or reported to them that looks or smells like discrimination or harassment, regardless of whether an...
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