EEOC lawsuit should spur employers to review separation agreements

For years, employers executing separation agreements with departing employees have known that provisions that purport to prevent employees from filing charges or claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are unenforceable. Employers have also known that the EEOC has taken the position that such provisions amount to retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read More...