Plaintiffs Must Prove EEOC Filings, Court Rules

Law360, New York (August 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has tossed a Title VII lawsuit filed by ex-employees at a clinic, finding that it was the plaintiffs' responsibility to prove that they had submitted charges against their employer in the state civil rights office—a claim they could not back up with records.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Tuesday rejected the argument by five of the employees that it was up to Vail Clinic Inc. to disprove their claim that they had filed timely charges with the Colorado...
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