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Retaliation Is the No. 1 Claim Filed by Employees

Posted by Jamison Mark on May 8, 2014 1:18:00 PM

During the 2010 Fiscal Year, retaliation is the most frequent allegation made in Federal Discrimination cases. While the Federal government should serve as a model for all privately owned companies on how to properly manage a company, there are many employment suits instituted by Federal workers. During 2010, retaliation remained the most frequent allegation made in Federal discrimination cases.

Retaliation, by definition, is the act of seeking revenge upon another. Companies and the Federal Government are guilty of retaliatory acts when they discharge, demote, suspend or harass an employee who is a whistleblower or has reported wrongdoing within their company by anyone employed therein (i.e., reporting sexual harassment). Most individuals find themselves at odds when they encounter a situation wherein their company is doing something illegal as they understand that retaliation is generally the consequence. Nevertheless, specific laws have been placed to protect these individuals from retaliation.

In the past year, there has been a 3.75% increase of claims regarding retaliation among Federal employees. The Federal government Equal Employment Opportunity Commission operates separately from the private sector and therefore, all claims are handled Federal agencies are responsible for handling their own claims. The Federal government settled 21.2% of all the claims made.

If you have been the victim of workplace retaliation, whether you are employed by the Federal government or not, please contact Mark Law Firm, LLC, employment and civil rights law firm. We can be reached at (908) 626-1001 or 973-440-2311, or simply tell us your story by clicking the "contact us" page. Mark Law Firm, LLC, are employment lawyers working in Hoboken and Secaucus and all other municipalities within Hudson County, New Jersey.

Topics: Employment Law, Hostile Work Environment

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