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It pays to ‘check’ the details.

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Employment Law,Human Resources

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out a jury award to Sherman Jones, who sued under state age discrimination law. Reason: When Jones filed his complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, he failed to check a box that would also have sent the claim to the state equal rights agency. As a result, the court said Jones failed to exhaust his administrative remedies before going to court. (Jones v. Grinnell Corp., No. 99-10402, 5th Cir., 2001)

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