September 28, 2022

What’s HR To Do? An Ethical Dilemma

You believe one or more managers are violating the law.  Do you report it? If so, to whom? What if you feel threatened or retaliated against for doing so? These were just a few of the questions and challenges allegedly faced by two HR professionals in a recent case filed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Allegations include the employer’s:

  • Failure to hire females and males, based on sex
  • Retaliatory Hostile Work Environment (2 counts)
  • Retaliatory Constructive Discharge (2 counts)

Damages sought include:

  • Permanent injunction
  • Demand for the employer to institute and carry out policies, practices, and programs that provide EEO opportunities for male and female applicants and  eradicate the effects of its past and present unlawful employment practices;
  • providing the plaintiffs with back pay and placing them in the jobs for which they applied;
  • providing compensation for emotional pain, suffering, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, and humiliation;
  • providing punitive damages for the malicious and reckless conduct;
  • …and more!!


Want to learn more about Ethics, Antitrust, and Whistleblower Protection? Join us in-person or remotely for the CC SHRM conference on Friday, November 4, 2022, Westminster, MD.

Can’t make the “live” event? Check out FiveL’s archived webcast by the same title that aired on August 24th.  $25 pp and still provides 1.25 SHRM and HRCI (business) credits.