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|Sunday, April 01, 2007|
The numbers are alarming. Despite all the knowledge and understanding of the inherent risks that employers have, federal employment discrimination claims are climbing. Employment claims are rising nine times faster than any other federal civil litigation, and the one rising faster than all the rest is retaliation claims. A retaliation claim alleges that an employee suffered an adverse employment action because the employee engaged in protected activity, i.e. the filing of a discrimination complaint under federal or state law. A review of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) numbers shows that retaliation claims have doubled over the past 10 years, and now account for 25% of all claims filed with EEOC.
Let me add a couple more to that list:
Retaliation complaints because of small slights or less social interaction will likely not cause an employer to lose a case. But it is a short distance between those actions and decisions not to promote, to give a smaller raise, or to bad-mouth an employee requesting a transfer.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY
How the president of BlueVolt spends his free time.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY JON BELL
A new generation of outdoor apparel companies targets the young and the urban.
Monday, June 16, 2014
The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
BY ANDREA DURBIN | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Oregon is known for its green-minded citizens, and many workers are attracted to firms and organizations that practice green, not just pay lip service to it.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
What does it take to launch and run one of these mobile food businesses?
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment.
Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
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