Kodak Agrees To End Ban On Workers Helping EEOC

Law360, New York (October 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a victory for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Eastman Kodak Co. has agreed to remove language from certain employee agreements that prevents workers from helping the agency in legal actions.

Kodak agreed to the changes the same day EEOC lawyers filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the company. The suit targets waivers that ban Kodak employees from assisting the EEOC in bringing suits over Title VII violations or age discrimination.

Judge Charles J. Siragusa must still approve the settlement, filed Sept. 29 in the...
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