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Alicia Netterville joined the firm as a part of the Construction and Litigation groups after completing a clerkship with the Honorable Carlton W. Reeves of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi. She graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law (magna cum laude), where she served on the Mississippi Moot Court Board and the Dean’s Leadership Council. She was also a member of the Black Law Students Association, the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and the Public Interest Law Foundation. View articles by Alicia

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