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ANALYSIS: Covid EEO Retaliation May Land Employers in Hot Water

Nov. 23, 2021, 10:00 AM

With employers experiencing a marked increase in retaliation claims filed against them, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Wednesday released updated technical guidance for employers regarding workplace retaliation related to Covid-19 claims.

The new guidance is a reminder—and a warning—to organizations that the EEOC is taking a closer look at retaliation claims spurring from initial Covid-19 claims. If they do not want to end up in hot water with the EEOC, employers should actively take steps to prevent workplace retaliation related to Covid-19 claims and appropriately address any retaliation complaints that do materialize.

Same Laws, New Situations

In the updated guidance, ...

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