EEOC Charges Needn't Mirror Related Bias Suit, 4th Circ. Finds

Law360, New York (June 20, 2012, 2:40 PM EDT) -- The requirement that the claims presented in a discrimination lawsuit match those previously laid before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should not be imposed so strictly as to prevent “hapless” workers from proceeding in court, the Fourth Circuit ruled Tuesday.

The Fourth Circuit reversed a Virginia federal court's dismissal of Carolyn McKay Sydnor's allegations that Fairfax County, Va., violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it fired her while she was recovering from surgery, finding that the trial court had too harshly imposed the ADA's...
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