CVS Escapes EEOC Suit Over Severance Pact

Law360, New York (September 19, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday dismissed a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit that alleged that CVS Pharmacy Inc.’s employee separation agreement restrains employees’ rights to file discrimination charges.

During a status hearing U.S. District Court Judge John W. Darrah granted CVS its motion to dismiss the suit and said a written opinion is forthcoming. The EEOC had alleged that the separation agreement was illegal, but CVS had argued that it was a “run of the mill” agreement that didn’t encompass any of the EEOC’s charges.

John Hendrickson, an attorney for the EEOC, told Law360 in a Friday statement that...

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