The number of employment retaliation claims filed with the EEOC has increased almost every year since 1997, from 18,198 new claims in FY 1997 up to 39,469 new claims in FY 2018. Retaliation claims are incorporated into 49% of all claims received by the agency. Now more than ever, employees find themselves unwilling to quietly endure misconduct that would have been de jure half a generation ago. In the face of cultural flux and a rising tide of claims, Oregon Supreme Court Justice Martha Walters will discuss last year’s landmark employment law case that dramatically expanded the scope of Oregon’s anti-retaliation provision. Please join Queen’s Bench at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse (Portland) for a fascinating conversation about McLaughlin v. Wilson, 365 Or. 535 (2019).
This is part of the Queen's Bench 2020 Luncheon Speaker Series: Difficult Decisions
Each calendar year, the Queen’s Bench luncheons and events focus on a different theme. During 2020, we will explore difficult legal decisions. Everyone is welcome - you need not be a member to attend our events. Please bring photo identification to present to courthouse security.