In a significant employment law case, the Fourth Circuit ruled last Friday
that an employer may decline employment to a prospective employees due to her
having made FLSA charges against a previous employer. The case, decided 2-1
over a strong dissent from Judge King, is Dellinger v. Science Applications...
Retaliation claims are here to stay. According to charge
statistics recently released by the EEOC, retaliation claims rose to an
all-time high of 37,344 in fiscal year 2011, and were included in 37.4% of all
charges filed with the agency. Recent developments lead us to conclude
that this trend will...