EEOC – Retaliation Complaints Enforcement Guidelines

If you’re an employer in Humboldt County, you’re familiar with your obligations with respect to harassment and discrimination.  But, according to the federal governmental agency that oversees such claims, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the number one complaint against employers today is retaliation.  Retaliation complaints make up almost half of all complaints received by the EEOC.  In response to that staggering data, the EEOC revisited its enforcement guidance, and on August 25, 2016, the EEOC replaced Section 8 of its Compliance Manual—that section of its manual covering retaliation complaints.  The EEOC’s new enforcement guidelines for retaliation complaints can be found here(link is external).
If you are a Humboldt County employer facing a retaliation claim, seek legal advice immediately from an attorney experienced in employment law.