Avoiding Whistleblower Backlash

Law360, New York (January 31, 2012, 12:30 PM EST) -- Employers have seen a dramatic increase in retaliation claims during the last several years. In fact, 36 percent of charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2009 and again in 2010 were retaliation claims, making it the largest category of claims in those years.

These numbers compare to 29 percent of charges filed five years ago and 27 percent of charges filed a decade earlier. This has created an environment in which it is critical for companies to ensure they are dealing...
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