More Retaliation Claims Being Filed

A recent Wall Street Journal article highlights the trend of more retaliation cases being filed with the EEOC, and likely the courts. In addition to retaliation claims that are filed with the EEOC (i.e. retaliation related to race, sex, disability, etc. discrimination), many other federal laws have anti-retaliation provisins (such as the Fair Labor Standards Act), as do several North Carolina laws (most importantly, the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act). As shown in the graphs in the article, more discrimination claims overall are also being filed in these times of greater layoffs.