Almost exclusively, claims of sexual harassment are brought against coworkers or supervisors. So what is an individual to do when the harasser falls outside of one of these two groups? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently brought suit against Costco in just such a situation and the case may also provide guidance for teachers as well. Hit the jump for all the details… Continue reading
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Just last week I posted an article discussing what sort of information an individual needs to give to their employer when they are suffering from a medical issue. In that article, I noted that many employers request very broad releases, sometimes requesting access to any and all medical information on the employee. Well this week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against a Minnesota company for this exact issue! (hat tip to the Employer Handbook for pointing out the press release) Hit the jump for the details… Continue reading
When an individual in Missouri files a complaint of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the timelines are relatively straightforward: the complaint must be filed within 180 days of the last discriminatory event and then a lawsuit must be filed within 90 days of receiving the right-to-sue letter from the EEOC. Unfortunately, Missouri law contains an extra caveat, one that almost brought a recent litigant’s claim to an early end. See Plengemeier v. Thermadyne Indus. Inc., No. ED99193 (Mo. App. E.D. June 4, 2013).
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