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Alicia Netterville joined the firm as a part of the litigation and privacy groups after completing a clerkship with the Honorable Carlton W. Reeves of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi. She has deep experience defending clients in lawsuits prosecuted by the attorney general of Mississippi under the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act.

Are You Exhausted? Second Circuit Denies Retaliation Claim for Plaintiff Who Did Not Timely File Underlying ActionIf an employee files an EEOC charge alleging discrimination and retaliation, never files a lawsuit on that charge, and several years later files another charge that he has suffered retaliation because he filed the first charge—can he still pursue claims from his first charge? In legal speak: Can a claim of alleged ongoing retaliatory behavior

EEOC Pulls the Hood Off of Employer’s Attempt to Retaliate against Its EmployeeCan an employer force an employee to agree that his complaints have been adequately addressed? On April 26, the EEOC announced that Downhole Technology LLC will pay a former employee $120,000 and provide other relief after it terminated an employee who refused to do just that.

In Equal Opportunity Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Downhole

age discriminationCan a plaintiff get pain and suffering or punitive damages in a retaliation claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)? In Vaughan v. Anderson Regional Medical Center, the Fifth Circuit, denying both an interlocutory appeal and a petition for rehearing, says “no”.

Legal Framework.

As we all know, the ADEA explicitly limits