Book a demo

Last week, FoxHire posted a blog article about how discrimination claims had spiked during the recession and how these claims drain a company’s time and money. But for some companies, a discrimination claim is just the tip of the iceberg. They may sail through a discrimination lawsuit only to be blindsided by an ensuing retaliation claim.

Retaliation is when an employer takes an adverse action against an employee who has filed a discrimination claim. Even if an employer successfully defends a discrimination claim, they can be found guilty of retaliation.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s fact sheet on retaliation provides the following examples of retaliation:

  • Employment actions such as termination, refusal to hire, and the denial of a promotion
  • Threats
  • Unjustified negative evaluations
  • Unjustified negative references
  • Increased surveillance

Retaliation claims are just another legal risk that many employers prefer to outsource by utilizing contractors who are employees of contracting back-office firm. As the Employer of Record for the contractors, the back-office assumes most of the risk and hassle associated with these types of claims.

You may also be interested in…


5 Biggest Challenges for Staffing Firms

In the world of staffing, where agility is paramount and the landscape...

Case study

New Zealand Based Company Expands to USA with FoxHire

How can an international company expand to America and hire new employees?...


Conversion Fees for Dummies: A Guide for Recruiters

In this webinar, we break down the often misunderstood topic of conversion...

A complete Employer of Record (EOR) platform for onboarding, payroll, and compliance – so you can hire without the hassle.