Protection from retaliation for workplace discrimination claims

Ilene V. Goldberg and Ira Sprotzer (Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA)

International Journal of Law and Management

ISSN: 1754-243X

Publication date: 18 May 2010



The specific purpose of this paper is to research the relevant case law with regard to the legality of retaliation for workplace discrimination claims.


The methodology employed is traditional legal research and analysis.


This paper examines standards for proving retaliation, along with the impact of recent US Supreme Court decisions on employers and employees.

Research implications/implications

The research provides a framework for evaluating retaliation claims.


This research is of value to both employers and employees in deciding the standards for proving a retaliation claim.



Goldberg, I.V. and Sprotzer, I. (2010), "Protection from retaliation for workplace discrimination claims", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 52 No. 3, pp. 232-243.

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