11th Circuit Court of Appeals Holds that a Cause of Action Exists for Retaliatory Hostile Work Environment

The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (one of 11 courts that are one step below the U.S. Supreme Court) has concluded that an employee can pursue a claim where the employee was retaliated against by being required to work in a hostile environment.  This ruling has the effect of creating a new cause of […]

EEOC Experiences Record Number of Charges for FY 2011

The EEOC has reported that it received 99,922 charges during FY 2011.  Of these, the largest number were claims of retaliation.  Indeed, the trend seems to be that retaliation claims will be pursued even when the underlying discrimination claim seems to have no merit.  Of the remaining claims filed in FY 2011, 35% alleged race […]