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Vague complaint dooms employee's retaliation lawsuit

Susanne Pintagro worked for Sagamore Hills Township as an administrative assistant. When a newly hired intern made her feel "uncomfortable and concerned for [her] safety" she took her concerns to the township's trustees. The trustees determined that because Ms. Pintagro and the intern had...

Harassment “Must-Have” No. 5: No Retaliation!

We have reached the fifth and final of our five harassment “must-haves”: No retaliation. It should be easy to avoid retaliation, right? Because retaliatory conduct is intentional – you can’t “accidentally” retaliate against someone. You can’t “negligently”...

Court Upholds Employee Firing After Complaining About Gay Slurs. Was That a Mistake?

Mr. Gaff worked as a custodian at a University. He claimed that, on several occasions, his subordinate called him a “fa***t.” So, Mr. Gaff complained to his supervisor. Then, Mr. Gaff was later fired. Retaliation? Now, back to this case , the one where the plaintiff claims he was unlawfully...