By Karina Sargsian
Employers should be aware that in 2020, retaliation claims will likely represent one of their greatest legal risks. In the past decade, retaliation filings have rapidly increased and now make up the lion’s share of claims filed in employment-related lawsuits and administrative charges. For instance, a 2018 U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) report revealed that nearly 50 percent of all filed charges include retaliation claims.