3 Tips For Separation Pacts That Won't Draw The EEOC's Fire

Law360, New York (November 6, 2014, 7:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's recently dismissed a Title VII suit over a CVS Pharmacy Inc. separation agreement that allegedly interfered with workers' rights to file EEOC charges is making employers rethink how those agreements are drafted, lawyers say.

U.S. District Judge John W. Darrah granted CVS' bid to dismiss the EEOC's case because the agency hadn't tried to reach a conciliation agreement with the employer before filing the lawsuit. But he didn't fault the anti-bias watchdog's theory that the company was liable for a pattern or practice of deterring the filing of charges and impeding workers' ability to communicate voluntarily...

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