Contact Us

The firm anticipates reopening when Gov. Murphy allows us to do so. When we reopen, we will be operating in a “Safe Mode” which will require strict adherence to safe interaction with one another and with the public.

Click here* for more information regarding Costello & Mains “Safe Mode” Protocols.

Costello & Mains, LLC
Call for a Free Consultation
856-291-0642 800-421-0212

Retaliation Accounts For Roughly Half Of EEOC Complaints

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released its final numbers for 2017. According to the agency, it responded to more than 540,000 calls to its toll free number and an additional 155,000 reports to it field offices. A review of the cases that led to charges being filed with the agency shows that nearly half of them involved claims that an employer retaliated against an employee in violation of the law.

Retaliation can come in many forms. Some employees are fired after reporting harassment or discrimination. Some see their hours changed, their wages reduced or their job duties changed for the worse. It is not uncommon for a worker's job reviews go from positive to negative right after reporting improper behavior, filing for workers' compensation or requesting family or medical leave. In all of theses cases, the employer is engaging in unlawful retaliation for a protected activity.

Various forms of discrimination

After retaliation, the most commonly filed charges involve forms of discrimination. Race discrimination allegations were present in one-third of claims. Disability and sex discrimination claims followed closely. In many of these cases, employees found more than one basis for the unlawful actions of their employers. 

Employment discrimination remains a large scale problem in the United States. Despite a number of federal and New Jersey state laws clearly delineating behaviors that employers must avoid, they continue to trample the rights of workers. If you believe your rights have been violated, you should speak to an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible. Any delay on your part could cost you the opportunity to hold your employer accountable.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Free Case Review Fill out this form for a free, Immediate, Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

18000 Horizon Way, Suite 800
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Toll Free: 800-421-0212
Phone: 856-291-0642
Fax: 856-727-9797
Mount Laurel Law Office Map