Excerpted from 5th National Conference: Disability Issues in Employment and Education Law, Recorded on June 22, 2018
Laura C. Mattiacci, Member, Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, Philadelphia, PA
Moderator: Ryan Allen Hancock, Of Counsel, Willig, Williams & Davidson, Philadelphia, PA
Workplace retaliation claims are the most common type of charge filed with the EEOC. This panel analyzes the elements of a disability-related retaliation claim—protected activities, including accommodation requests, material adverse actions, and causal connection; reviews recent case law and trends in disability-retaliation claims; discusses EEOC guidance issued in 2016; and offers strategies for avoiding and defending against retaliation lawsuits.