Womble Carlyle Seeks Sanctions Against EEOC In Firing Case
By Ben James
Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 2:40 PM ET) -- Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP asked a North Carolina federal court Tuesday to sanction the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, claiming it failed to preserve “critical evidence” destroyed by an ex-worker the firm allegedly fired after cancer treatment left her disabled.
After the EEOC filed an Americans with Disabilities Act suit on behalf of former Womble Carlyle office assistant Charlesetta Jennings seeking — among other things — lost wages and benefits since her August 2011 separation from the firm, Jennings deliberately destroyed and threw away all...