An ugly new trend is spreading in the workplace, and the courts say it's okay. If you're trying to get a job, employers can now discriminate against you in ways that current employers can't.
A Potential Employer Can Retaliate Against You For Suing Your Employer
The latest attack on potential employees comes out of the 4th Circuit, covering Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. In the case of Dellinger v. Science Applications, the court ruled that a job applicant is not protected from retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The implications are frightening. Say you work for Scumbag Employer, Inc., which suddenly stops paying employees. You sue. You have the right to do so. You win. Scumbag Employer has to pay up. You're a hero, because your coworkers get paid too. If Scumbag Employer fires you for suing them, that's illegal. But once you decide to leave, beware.
In Dellinger, the court found that. . . . read more in the Huffington Post.
Thanks to Gina Misiroglu of Red Room for putting me in touch with the Huffington Post!
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