April 14, 2023

Federal Agencies Partner to Issue Workplace Retaliation Guidance

On April 14th, the EEOC and National Labor Relations Board issued a joint statement, including a presentation, “Best Practices to Prevent and Address Retaliation.” In its press release, NLRB General Counsel Abruzzo writes, “we urge employers who may have questions about their responsibilities under the law to review this presentation…”

Some of the tips include:

  • Developing effective anti-retaliation training for all workers, managers, and supervisors.
  • Embracing management leadership, commitment, and accountability to address anti-retaliation.
  • Establishing an internal complaint process to address violations of the law.
  • Ensuring effective oversight of the anti-retaliation program.
  • Evaluating existing organizational policies and culture to consider whether any factors are contributing to a retaliatory environment.
  • Developing a system for receiving and responding to reports of retaliation.
  • Providing remedies for workers who have experienced retaliation to make them whole.

This is just one more of several joint ventures among federal agencies scrutinizing workplace practices. Check out the article on April 25th addressing four federal agencies’ venture regarding the use of AI, including by employers.