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Is retaliation a protected class?

Is retaliation a protected class?

Retaliation occurs when an employer takes a materially adverse action because an applicant or employee asserts rights protected by the EEO laws. Asserting EEO rights is called “protected activity.” Sometimes there is retaliation before any “protected activity” occurs.

Are there any class action lawsuits against employees?

Dozens of class action lawsuits have been filed by independent contractors who say they’re actually employees under the law. If you’ve been misclassified from exempt to non-exempt, it’s possible that you may have been cheated out of overtime wages for the past few years.

Are there any class action lawsuits against InventHelp?

InventHelp is facing class action lawsuits that allege the company scams aspiring inventors out of thousands of dollars for “invention promotion services” it cannot and does not intend to provide.

Are there any class action lawsuits against SmileDirectClub?

SmileDirectClub has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging the company’s aligners are defective and dangerous and have caused a number of dental problems for users. Attorneys are investigating potential class action lawsuits over defective surge protectors, which may overheat, smoke, melt, and catch fire.

Are there any class action lawsuits against cable companies?

Class action lawsuits are now being filed on behalf of cable installers and cable repair workers who say they’re not being paid properly. If you work or have worked as a cable installer or repair technician, read on for more information or get in touch with us to find out if you too have a case.

Is the severance agreement that McClellan signed invalid?

On appeal, however, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed, declaring that despite not repaying the severance, McClellan could proceed with her claim that the agreement was invalid and that she was discriminated against unlawfully.

Can a company sue an employee who signed a severance agreement?

If it can be shown that the employee had a fair opportunity to evaluate the benefits and burdens of signing the agreement, a judge is not likely to allow that employee to further litigate claims that were willfully and voluntarily released.

Are there any non disparagement clauses in a severance agreement?

Likewise, certain statutory rights exist, such as assisting a government agency (like the EEOC or the Department of Labor) in its investigation of the employer, which cannot be waived. As with many things, the devil is in the details with confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses.

Why did the court dismiss the McClellan case?

The trial court dismissed the claim on the grounds that McClellan failed to tender back (repay) the severance pay and therefore had ratified her acceptance of the separation agreement.