An introduction to the EEOC – the federal agency that handles claim of employment discrimination and retaliation before they get to court.
Age discrimination AT WORK The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) prohibits covered employers from discriminating against employees who over 40 years old in any of the terms and conditions of their employment. Here are some examples that suggest age discrimination at work: Company fired an executive in his 60’s, then replaced him with someone in their […]
What is unlawful retaliation? Claims for unlawful retaliation must be specifically allowed under a particular law. For example, the following laws prohibit retaliation against a person for exercising their legal rights: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended in 1991 The Family and Medical […]
“TOP 10” Employer Mistakes Here are some common mistakes that employers make (in no particular order) that can lead to lawsuits, EEOC Charges and other employee relations issues: Employer Mistake #1 – Not Following the Employee Handbook Employee handbooks are not legally mandated. However, a good employee handbook sets the tone for a workplace. It should […]