Bloomberg Law
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:05 PM

‘Alarming’ Surge in Retaliation Spurs Labor Agency Collaboration

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

A spike in employers retaliating against employees for asserting workplace rights is leading the U.S. Labor Department to use more aggressive enforcement and litigation tools, the DOL’s top attorney said Wednesday.

“What we’ve all been seeing across our agencies is increasingly alarming behavior by employers that has caused us to want to act in unison and really send a strong message that this behavior will not be tolerated,” DOL Solicitor Seema Nanda said at an online event for employers co-hosted by the National Labor Relations Board and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Nanda said she’s deployed her office of ...

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