Be the first to like this
Retaliation claims are the leading type of claim filed with the EEOC. For the second year in a row, more employees complained about retaliation than any particular form of discrimination. The 36,258 retaliation complaints filed during 2010 represent an 8% increase from 2008, and a 61% increase from 2006. Some experts are predicting even more retaliation claims will be filed as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision last week in Thompson v. American Stainless. This decision could broaden the scope of individuals who may be able to raise a claim of retaliation. Anyone within what the Supreme Court referred to as the “zone of interests” may now have a claim of retaliation, even if they didn’t participate in the original complaint of discrimination.
In this installment, we talk about this Supreme Court decision and what it means for employers with Philip Miles. Mr. Miles is an attorney at McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania. His practice areas include labor and employment law and general civil litigation. Mr. Miles is the author of the blog Lawffice Space, and has been quoted in Business Insurance and has had feature articles published in ABA Law Practice Today, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Update.