EEOC Looks To Limit Severance Agreements With Litigation

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 5:37 PM EDT) -- On Feb. 7, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a suit against CVS Pharmacy Inc. claiming that a severance agreement containing common cooperation, nondisparagement and covenant-not-to-sue provisions "constitutes resistance to the full enjoyment of rights secured by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 "because the agreement interferes with an employee's right to file a charge or cooperate with an investigation.[1] Specifically, after emphasizing that the severance agreement is five-pages long, the EEOC attacks the following provisions on the grounds that they...
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