EEOC Issues Updated Retaliation Guidance

herrmannseanBy Sean F. Herrmann

Retaliation, which finds its way into nearly 45 percent of all charges filed nationwide, remains the most prevalent bias allegation to come across the desk at the EEOC. This has the EEOC’s attention. On Aug. 29, 2016, it issued its Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues, laying out its most recent interpretation of the law on this topic. The guidance addresses retaliation under Title VII and all other federal anti-discrimination laws.

A link to this guide can be found here

The EEOC issued a more-user friendly Questions and Answers document to accompany the guidance. 

Finally, the agency also issued a small business fact sheet.