July 1, 2006Newsletters

Final Bell Rings on Pro-Choice Catholic Schoolteacher's Lawsuit

Delaware Employment Law Letter, Vol. 11, No. 7,
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently reported that retaliation charges have doubled in the past decade and now make up 25 percent of all EEOC charges. But employees don't get to a jury unless they can present a minimally sufficient case of retaliation. To do that, an employee first must show that she engaged in what's known as "protected activity." Protected activity can encompass opposing illegal activity (including prohibited discrimination under federal or Delaware discrimination laws), participating in a proceeding involving allegations of illegal conduct, whistleblowing, or claiming an employment-related benefit.