New EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation Issued: Claims and Employer Risks on the Rise

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Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law and president, HR Learning Center LLC
Price: $349.00, DL includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Who Should Attend? HR, training, in-house counsel, financial officers, and CEOs

The EEOC recently issued its final enforcement guidance on retaliation, updating its compliance manual on the topic for the first time since 1998. In the nearly two decades since the EEOC’s last update, retaliation-related issues have become far more commonplace. Claims filed with the agency have become the most frequently alleged basis of discrimination, comprising 44.5 percent of all charges received by the EEOC in 2015. Further, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued seven decisions on retaliation under EEOC-enforced laws since the EEOC last updated its guidance. Given the increasing prevalence of retaliation claims and legal issues surrounding them, the relative ease in proving a retaliation claim compared to other forms of discrimination, and the broadened retaliation protections the guidance outlines, employers should take time to understand the new guidance to mitigate the risk of potential claims and liability.

Please join Melissa Fleischer as she sets forth everything you need to know with regard to this EEOC guidance and protecting your organization from retaliation claims. She will focus on the retaliation issues under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA).


  • The scope of employee activity protected by the law.
  • Legal analysis that should be used to figure out if the relevant evidence supports a claim of retaliation.
  • What type of legal exposure your organization could face and the remedies available for retaliation.
  • Specific rules that could be held to constitute interference with the exercise of rights under the ADA.
  • Specific examples and case scenarios to demonstrate employer actions that may constitute retaliation.

    Your conference leader for “New EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation Issued: Claims and Employer Risks on the Rise” is Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law. Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney with 20 years of experience representing clients in employment law discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. HR Learning Center, LLC offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resources issues. She is also a frequent speaker on a wide range of employment law topics including: workplace investigations, anti-harassment training, FMLA and ADA training, workplace violence prevention, etc. Ms. Fleischer earned her J.D. degree from the George Washington University School of Law.


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