Nursing Home to Pay $40K to Retaliation Victim

Retaliating against an employer for complaining about employment discrimination only compounds the original unfair treatment–it’s like pouring gasoline on the fire.

Or when there is no fire. After all, the underlying discrimination complaint might not have legs. But it’s still a violation of the law to retaliate even if the claim is suspect.

Latest case in point: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today it has obtained $40,000 as part of a settlement of a retaliation lawsuit against an Illinois-based nursing home. According to the EEOC, the home, located on Cass Avenue in Westmont, Ill., fired a  former employee in retaliation for repeatedly complaining to management about alleged sexual harassment.

In addition, the settlement includes an injunction against retaliation and imposes record keeping and reporting responsibilities on the senior living center for the term of the settlement.

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