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Employment Law

Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Unwittingly Waive Requirement to Bring EEOC Charge Before Suit

High court rules that an employee’s failure to file an obligatory agency action before proceeding to court with a Title VII claim of discrimination is not a jurisdictional bar to the lawsuit, which places the burden on their employer to raise this defense early in the case, or else forfeit it.

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Employment Law

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

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.

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