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Top Workplace Discrimination Complaints of 2020: Retaliation #1

More than half of all workplace discrimination complaints filed with the U.S. involve retaliation, according to figures from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Retaliation was the most frequently cited claim in charges filed with the agency—accounting for 55.8 percent …

Fired Engineer Sues Google Alleging Anti-Conservative Political Bias

A former Google engineer fired after he asserted in a memo that biological causes were behind tech industry gender inequality sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was discriminated against as a white man with conservative political views. James …

Alabama Whistleblower Wins Supreme Court Appeal But Not Job or Back Pay

Edward Lane’s Supreme Court victory in a landmark whistleblower case doesn’t change the fact he lost his state job and more than half his income while helping convict a state legislator of getting paid for not working. Lane said other …

Supreme Court Limits Workplace Harassment, Retaliation Claims

The U.S. Supreme Court put new limits on lawsuits claiming on-the-job harassment, throwing out a case filed by a black catering worker who said a colleague slapped her and used racial epithets. The justices, voting 5-4, said the alleged harasser …

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Retaliation Case Against Sears

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider whether Sears Holdings Corp. improperly fired a former supervisor who objected to how the retailer handled a sexual harassment probe she helped conduct. Without comment, the court declined to take up …

Court Tosses Workplace Retaliation Damages Suit Against Mississippi College

A federal appeals court has ruled for Hinds Community College in a workplace retaliation case. In 2010, a Mississippi federal judge ordered the school to pay a former professor $345,020 after a federal jury found she had been the victim …

Mississippi College Appeals Workplace Retaliation Award

A federal appeals court has scheduled arguments on Hinds Community College’s appeal of a workplace retaliation case. In 2010, the school was ordered to pay a former professor $345,020 after a federal jury found she had been the victim of …

Florida Firefighters Win Workplace Retaliation Claim Against Union, County

A federal jury has awarded $189,000 to two Tampa Bay area firefighters in a workplace retaliation case. The Tampa Bay Times reported that most of this week’s verdict was assessed against the International Association of Firefighters Local 4420. The union …