Employer records are key to defending against reprisals

By Mishell Taylor and Zoe Bekas (August 22, 2022, 5:37 p.m. EDT) — Claims of workplace retaliation under state and federal laws continue to rise,[1] and some states have regulations in place that make such claims more difficult for employers to defeat.

This potentially deadly combination forces the employer to focus on contemporary documentation of decision makers – a well-planned antidote to claims of retaliation.

California’s Whistleblower Protection Act – Section 1102.5 of the California Labor Code – is the perfect example of a law requiring such heightened attention. Section 1102.5 is tougher on employers than California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act or Title VII of the federal anti-discrimination law when it comes to gathering evidence.

This was confirmed earlier this year…

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