Workplace Retaliation

Limitations Period For Bringing Discrimination and Retaliation Claims May Be Contractually Shortened

E. Jason Tremblay A recent case from the Northern District of Illinois, Lugihibl v. Fifth Third Bank (Case No. 13 CV 7193, March 16, 2015, Kennelly, M.), held that Title VII and ADEA limitations periods can be contractually shortened under certain circumstances, despite the general 300-day limitations to bring such claims in Illinois. In Lugihibl, […]

Court approves discovery questionnaire seeking social media information

Employers and in-house counsel facing class-wide litigation received a welcome opinion from the District of Colorado to kick-off the new year. In EEOC v. The Original Honeybaked Ham Co. of Georgia, Inc., the court approved a questionnaire for claimants to identify numerous sources of electronic information, including that which could be used to access social […]

Lori Adelson offers thoughts on rising retaliation against employees who report bad behavior at work

Arnstein & Lehr Fort Lauderdale Partner Lori Adelson was quoted in the January 26 issue of Forbes.com. The article titled “Workplace Snitching: If You See Something, Should You Say Something” discusses how one in five employees report they have been the victim of abusive retaliation for reporting bad behavior on the job. Ms. Adelson, who […]