2 new fact sheets written by the US Dept of Labor
For several years, employee claims of retaliation have been on the rise. As a result, awareness and case law have blossomed in this area. In December 2011, the US Dept of Labor took notice and published two new fact sheets regarding unlawful retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- The fact sheet regarding the FLSA can be found here. It provides information regarding the FLSA’s prohibition of retaliating against any employee who has filed a complaint and/or cooperated in an investigation.
- The fact sheet regarding the FMLA can be found here. This fact sheet describes the general prohibitions against retaliating against an individual for exercising rights under the FMLA.
Both employers and employees should be sure to understand what is and what is not considered prohibited harassment under the FLSA, FMLA and other federal and state employment laws.