EEOC Says Bakery's Suit Against Worker Was Retaliation

Law360, Los Angeles (March 11, 2016, 7:40 PM EST) -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission urged a California federal judge Thursday to find that a San Jose bakery illegally retaliated against a Mexican worker who filed a discrimination complaint when it sued her for defamation.

In a motion for partial summary judgment, the federal agency argued Peters' Bakery owner Charles Peters had admitted in a deposition that he filed the $10,000 defamation suit in response to Marcela Ramirez's complaint to the EEOC.

The EEOC sued the family-owned bakery on behalf of Ramirez after she complained that she was discriminated because of her national origin. The agency accused Peters of making comments...

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