Avoiding Retaliation Claims In 4 Easy Steps

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT) -- How to deal with an employee who has brought a formal complaint but whose work is genuinely subpar is a delicate quandary for businesses. There's no cookie-cutter solution, but attorneys say there are steps employers can take to help shield them from retaliation claims.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission statistics show that retaliation claims have been on the rise for the past decade. In the 2009 fiscal year there were 33,613 retaliation charges filed with the EEOC — up from 18,198 in 1997 — which accounted...
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