Friday, June 9, 2017

No Retaliation For Termination Based on Employer’s Mistaken Belief of False Report, Says Fourth Cir.

By: Jeffrey Hord, Associate

On June 7, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that, so long as an employer honestly believed its employee had made a false report of harassment, its decision to fire that employee cannot constitute unlawful retaliation...even if the employee’s report ultimately turned out to be truthful.