|May 3, 2010 | www.fisherphillips.com|
Document, document, document. Although this adage is second nature to human resources professionals, it is often not as important to front-line supervisors.
In 2009, a new leader emerged among claims as retaliation became the most frequently asserted claim by individuals in EEOC charges. In fact, 36% of all charges filed with the EEOC in 2009 included a claim of retaliation. The number represents an approximately 70% increase in retaliation claims over the last decade and underscores the German proverb, "[r]evenge converts a little right into a great wrong."