We've gotten used to seeing some big numbers in EEOC litigation. But the latest big number - $2.6 million in attorneys' fees, costs and expenses - comes with a twist. This time, it will be coming out of the EEOC's pocket.
A Michigan federal judge took the EEOC to task for its "reckless sue first, ask questions later strategy." The Court's opinion made reference to the EEOC's failure to investigate before filing suit, failure to engage in conciliation efforts before filing suit, and generally making things difficult for Cintas Corporation for more than 11 years.
In this installment, we talk about this landmark decision, what it means for employers, and how it might affect future EEOC investigations.
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