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Sixth Circuit Reverses EEOC's Anti-Retaliation Victory

Law360 (October 25, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed an anti-retaliation ruling granted to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, rejecting the agency’s claims that a health care facility punished a laid off employee for not signing a litigation waiver.

The ruling from U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit was a victory for defendant SunDance Rehabilitation Corp., which was sued in 2001 for allegedly declining to rehire an employee because she refused to sign away her rights to file EEOC lawsuits.

The court, noting that its...
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