Employee Training Is Key to Avoiding Retaliation Claims

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Employee Training Is Key to Avoiding Retaliation Claims

by Christina M. Michelson on August 2, 2012

Most New Jersey businesses are aware that they cannot fire, demote, harass or otherwise “retaliate” against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination or otherwise opposing alleged workplace discrimination. However, retaliation is still the most common complaint filed with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.

In many cases, New Jersey employers have anti-retaliation policies “on the books,” but fail in the execution. That’s because it is very difficult to overcome human nature. Therefore, the key to avoiding a costly retaliation lawsuit is continuous training of all supervisors and managers.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Christina Michelson, Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC | Attorney Advertising

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