EEOC 'Fished' For Age-Bias Claims On American Samoa: Judge

Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A Hawaii federal judge has narrowed the scope of a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission age-discrimination lawsuit against the government of American Samoa, accusing the EEOC of “fishing” for violations during litigation.  

U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright ruled Oct. 5 that the proposed class action would be limited to government employees in the Department of Human Resources and not, as the EEOC had attempted, to include employees working in any of the 33 departments in American Samoa's government.

During discovery, the EEOC sought information regarding...
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