The EEOC receives 5x more charges of retaliation than sexual harassment — more than all race, color, and religion-based discrimination charges combined. New data uncovered by EVERFI and the HR Research Institute highlights that organizations are chronically overlooking this critical issue. 

Worse still, many organizations are unaware of the potential risks that retaliation poses. The truth is that retaliation affects all areas of workplace culture, from decreased morale, to additional complaints, and even costly legal cases.

In this research report, you will learn: 

  1. What drives someone to retaliate against a colleague
  2. Who are the most common targets and perpetrators of retaliation
  3. What leading organizations are doing to protect whistleblowers
  4. What proactive steps HR teams can take to prevent retaliation

By shining a spotlight on retaliation and taking simple, yet meaningful actions now, our organizations can turn the tide on this devastating problem.

– Elizabeth Owens Bille, SVP, Workplace Culture at EVERFI

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