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Retaliation Update: Recent Trends, New Laws, and Practical Risk-Avoidance Strategies

  • 27 Jan 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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Retaliation Update: Recent Trends, New Laws, and Practical Risk-Avoidance Strategies

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Retaliation risk is on the rise. For the past three years, retaliation claims have constituted the majority of claims filed with the EEOC, surpassing claims for age, disability, race, gender, and religious discrimination combined. Congress and the General Assembly have recently enacted sweeping anti-retaliation protections, including authorizing employees to recover treble damages under the Rhode Island Whistleblower’s Protection Act. And in late 2021, the EEOC, DOL, and NLRB announced a joint initiative to raise awareness about anti-retaliation protections in the workplace and enforce those protections aggressively. Please join us for a discussion about these developments, what’s driving them, and how your organization can take practical steps to reduce the risk of a retaliation claim.

Francesco (Fran) A. Deluca - Senior Counsel with Epstein Becker Green

Submitted for HRCI and SHRM CE credits

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Francesco (Fran) A. Deluca - Senior Counsel with Epstein Becker Green

Resolving labor and employment disputes is at the heart of Fran DeLuca’s practice. Employers in the financial services, technology, health care, life sciences, and manufacturing industries rely on Fran to represent them in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in a wide array of disputes, including cases involving sensitive allegations of discrimination and harassment, high-stakes wage and hour class actions, and unfair competition matters. Regardless of the type of case, Fran develops creative and practical litigation strategies to reduce or eliminate potential exposure and achieve clients’ goals. His strategies have led to favorable results, including dismissals and summary judgment, in a variety of matters.

Earlier in his career, Fran served as a temporary law clerk to Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

He has attended Boston University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014) and Roger Williams University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2011



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