EEOC Charge Doesn't Toll State-Law Tort Claims: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT) -- In a case of first impression, the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that filing a charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission does not toll the statute of limitations on state-law tort claims in employer discrimination suits.

In a ruling that aligns it with the Seventh and Ninth circuits, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit held March 5 that filing an EEOC charge does not suspend the limitations period for state-law tort claims, even if those claims arise out of the same factual circumstances as...
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