Recent statistics release by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), produced some startling facts. Charges of retaliation are up, way up. The Agency received over 7% more charges in 2010 than it did in the previous year.
Such statistics are not entirely a surprise, given the current state of the economy, the number of layoffs that have occurred and the extreme insecurity many workers feel about their ability to retain their jobs and their ability to replace them if their position is eliminated. What is surprising is the size of the increase in charges to the Agency and the fact that, for the first time, the majority of the claims arenot about race.
Clearly, employers need to be ever more aware of their responsibilities in this area, particularly in cases of transfer, demotion, downsizing and restructuring. Join us tonight as our host Lisa Pasbjerg, executive coach and principal at the leadership development firm, Focused Coaching, LLC, interviews Dr. Leah Hollis, noted author, educator and researcher in the field. Speaking from the research she has gathered in the writing of her latest book, "Unequal Opportunity", Dr. Hollis will answer our questions about where the common and the most often overlooked problems are in this area, and how employers can more easily avoid getting into trouble