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Virginia Federal Employee Retaliation Lawyer

Virginia Federal Employee Retaliation Lawyer Virginia Federal Employee Retaliation Lawyer Employees who report illegal conduct in the workplace—including those employed by the federal government—are protected by various regulations that prohibit unwarranted retaliation from superiors. If you observed or experienced discrimination, fraud, or other wrongdoing at your federal government job and are concerned about retaliation for …

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What Is Workplace Retaliation?

Workers enjoy many legal rights outlined by various federal, state and local laws. However, these rights mean little if employees must suffer retaliation for exercising these rights. Luckily, many of these laws have special provisions that prevent workplace retaliation. Workplace retaliation is an adverse employment action against an applicant or employee that occurs in response …

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New Summary Judgment Standard for Retaliation Cases

Rarely will an employee have direct evidence of an employer’s unlawful behavior, such as discrimination or retaliation. This is particularly troublesome for employees when the employer files a motion for summary judgment to dismiss the employee’s lawsuit. Recognizing the challenge that employees face at this pretrial stage, courts have established a special burden-shifting standard to …

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EEOC Issues Updated Retaliation Guidance, Part 4: Interference Versus Retaliation Under the ADA

Imagine you work for an employer covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Due to your ADA-recognized disability, you need to take certain medications at work and avoid certain job duties as ordered by your doctor. Despite the fact that your medication requirement or job duties restriction can be reasonably accommodated by …

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EEOC Issues Updated Retaliation Guidance, Part 3: Proving Retaliation

In Parts 1 and 2 of our series of blog posts discussing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Enforcement Guidance on workplace retaliation, we discussed promising practices that employees can use as a framework for determining whether retaliation has taken place and what constitutes a protected activity. Assuming an employee is the victim of retaliation …

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What is a protected activity?

EEOC Issues Updated Retaliation Guidance, Part 2: What Constitutes a Protected Activity?

We first discussed the newly released retaliation Enforcement Guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in our blog post titled “EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Workplace Retaliation.” However, due to the comprehensive nature of this Enforcement Guidance, we were only able to discuss the subject of promising practices, which was one of many …

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EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Workplace Retaliation; Suggests Protected Practices

Over the next four blogs, we will provide an overview of the key elements of the EEOC’s recently released Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues. Today, we begin with an overview of retaliation and an explanation of the EEOC’s suggested “protected practices.”  Retaliation in the workplace is widespread and forms the most frequently cited …

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