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Fourth Circuit affirms trial court that instructed jury to follow "a motivating factor" standard of proof rather than "but for" in retaliation case.

In A.C. Widenhouse, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, No. 1:11-cv-00498-TDS-JEP (4th Cir. June 24, 2014).

Retaliation Claims Against Employers on the Rise

Retaliation claims against employers were up three percent in 2011 and more than doubled since 1997, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. These claims are present when an employee reports an employer for violating a law. That employee is then considered a "whistleblower" and is protected by both state and federal laws.

Ohio judge files defamation suit against accusers

A 56-year-old Ohio judge who has been accused of sexual-harassment by has filed a lawsuit against one of his accusers and her attorney, saying the allegations of sexual harassment amounted to defamation. The lawsuit also names a woman who recently accused the judged of engaging in inappropriate behavior toward the woman.

DOL issues order accusing Bank of America of illegal retaliation

The Wall Street Journal reports that a former Countrywide Financial employee who was fired in 2008 by the Bank of America Corporation after conducting an internal investigation in subprime operations at in the Boston area may soon be vindicated.

NLRB may face stalemate in the midst of Boeing suit

We have previously written about the current legal troubles between Boeing Company and the National Labor Relations Board. According to the National Labor Relations Board, Boeing violated labor laws by illegally retaliating against unionized workers when it went ahead with plans to build a new plant in South Carolina to manufacture 787 Dreamliner aircrafts.

NLRB establishes new notice rule for employers, P.1

The New York Times reports that the National Labor Relations Board put forth new regulations last Thursday which require companies to inform employees about their federal right to unionize. The regulations were passed in an effort to make it easier for workers to exercise their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, which established rules for employee unionization.

Investigative hearing against Boeing begins this week

The U.S. House Committee on Oversight is currently looking allegations by the National Labor Relations Board that Boeing Co. retaliated against its unionized workers in Washington State by building a factory in North Carolina to build 787 aircrafts. Those allegations came in April, when the National Labor Relations Board filed a suit against Boeing.

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