It’s natural to get mad when one your employees files a legal complaint or lawsuit. Getting mad is fine … getting even
isn’t. But “getting even” seems to be a popular pastime in American
businesses today. That’s why claims of retaliation are the
fastest-growing form of illegal discrimination claimed by U.S.
A perfect Case in Point this month: Execs at a
Virginia Beach time-share company effectively froze out (and then
fired) the sales manager after she contacted the EEOC about filing a
discrimination charge. The damage: $2.5 million in compensatory damages
and $5 million in punitive damages … a whopping $7.5 million total.
The background: Pamela Depaoli was a very successful sales manager for a vacation
time-share company when she inquired about a promotion to director. The
company president told her the position was being eliminated. Instead,
three weeks later, the president hired a man for t...(register to read more)
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