• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

EEOC doesn’t have to give much warning or detail in lawsuit

by on
in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

According to a recent Northern District of Illinois federal trial court ruling, the EEOC doesn’t have to give employers more than a modicum of information when it files a federal discrimination lawsuit.

Apparently, it’s enough to start a lawsuit with only general allegations that an employer “engaged in unlawful employment practices” and discriminated against a particular employee who is a member of a protected class by treating him or her differently than other employees. No concrete details are necessary.

The EEOC filed a discrimination lawsuit against McIntyre Group, generally alleging that the company treats black employees differently than white employees. The court said even a very general statement about alleged discrimination was enough to put employers on notice and allow them to begin preparing the case.

Final note: When facing an EEOC investigation, be sure to consult an attorney while the case is still pending before the EEOC. Your lawyer will be able to get to the bottom of the allegations early on, before the lawsuit is filed.

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/4190/eeoc-doesnt-have-to-give-much-warning-or-detail-in-lawsuit "

Leave a Comment