Resignation Starts Clock On Discharge Claim, Justices Say

By Vin Gurrieri (May 23, 2016, 10:12 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the filing period for a constructive discharge claim begins to run when an employee resigns as a result of discriminatory behavior, rather than the time of an employer's last act of bias that led to the resignation.

In a 7-1 vote penned by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the high court vacated a September 2014 Tenth Circuit ruling that the clock for a claim of constructive discharge — when an employer creates an environment so adversarial that an employee feels forced to resign — starts running at the time of the employer's last alleged act of...

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