In 2014, 3,261 claims of workplace retaliation were filed against employers in Florida with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC concluded that fully 63% of them had no basis, and yet employers were forced to spend considerable amounts of time and money in defending them. Texas, Florida, and California were the states with the largest number of retaliation claims filed.

In Fiscal Year 2014 (Oct. 1, 2013, to Sept. 30, 2014) the percentage of EEOC charges alleging retaliation — 43% — reached its highest amount ever, while the percentage of charges alleging race discrimination, the second most common allegation, remained steady at approximately 35 percent.

In a 32-slide PowerPoint presentation we look at the nature of these fast-growing claims and suggest some steps that employers can take to prevent them altogether — or at least to improve their ability to defend when they are filed with the EEOC or in court. Contact DLD Lawyers or employment defense attorney Angel Castillo to request a copy of the PowerPoint presentation or to learn more.