EEOC Retaliation Case Over Allstate Release Falls Short

Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 5:35 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge dismissed a long-running U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit against Allstate Insurance Co. on Thursday, ruling that the release Allstate required workers to sign, which allegedly broke the law, didn't actually violate retaliation provisions in three federal anti-bias statutes.

Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter ruled on dueling summary judgment bids from the EEOC and Allstate, rejecting the agency's motion and agreeing with the company's argument that its release did not substantively violate any federal statute.

Thursday's ruling said that the court “certainly questions...
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