Book Distributor Settles EEOC Suit Over Severance Deals

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A book distributor has agreed to settle the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's lawsuit accusing it of forcing employees to sign unlawfully broad and unenforceable releases in order to be eligible for severance pay, the agency announced Thursday.

U.S. District Judge John Nordberg on Wednesday signed off on a consent decree between the EEOC and Baker & Taylor Inc. in which the company agreed to revise its severance agreement and to toll the statute of limitations for employees who signed the prior version of the agreement to...
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