Congress enacted the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to protect workers' retirement savings from mismanagement and misuse. Section 510 of ERISA makes it unlawful for any individual to interfere with a person who attempts to enforce her rights under ERISA. Section 510 also contains an antiretaliation provision, which protects employees who report potential ERISA violations by imposing civil penalties on employers that commit an adverse employment action against an employee in retaliation for making such a report.
Reversing the Perversion: Interpreting ERISA to Protect Employees Who Report Violations of Federal Law to Their Managers,
Emory L. J.
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