Judge's $4.7M Slap Shows EEOC Must Do Homework

Law360, New York (August 2, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT) -- A decision ordering the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay a $4.7 million legal bill for bringing “unreasonable” sexual harassment claims against CRST Van Expedited Inc. shows that the EEOC must do its homework before bringing systemic cases and that employers facing what they think are overzealous EEOC allegations can successfully stand their ground, lawyers say.

U.S. District Judge Linda Reade's Thursday order put the EEOC on the hook for fees, costs and expenses in a case the agency originally brought in Iowa federal court...
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