The Wall Street Joural reports that the number of EEOC lawsuits that include a retaliation charge have increased by 23% since last year, while EEOC claims that didn’t include a retaliation charge rose by 12%.
EEOC representatives and employment lawyers believe that the increase is due to the higher unemployment level and due to the fact that retaliation is usually easier to prove in court than discrimination.
The companies mentioned in the Journal story that have recently been accused or discrimination and/or retaliation are:
In August, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against the staffing company Adecco for failing to protect women employees from sexual harassment at one of its client’s factories and for firing the woman who complained to Adecco about the harassment.
Childress Engineering Services of Richardson, Texas, was sued by the EEOC for allegedly retaliating against and firing Jennifer Green for complaining about a hostile work environment that included repeated sexually explicit remarks from male coworkers.
Source: Wall Street Journal