EEOC Bias Case OK Despite JPMorgan Worker's Ch. 7 Slip

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission could still bring sex discrimination claims on behalf of a JPMorgan Chase Bank NA worker even though she failed to disclose her workplace gripe in a personal bankruptcy filing.

U.S. District Judge Gregory L. Frost rejected the bank's claim that the EEOC was barred from bringing claims on behalf of Elizabeth Burke — one of several women the commission says faced workplace bias at Chase — based on the doctrine of judicial estoppel....
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