Pop quiz: Can you condition a job offer on a withdrawal of an EEOC charge?

Consider the following chain of events: 8/14: Pregnant Employee, armed with a doctor's note, asks for modified duty, and employer terminates her. 8/15: Employee files an EEOC charge. 8/18: Employer reconsiders, changes its mind, and decides to offer a light-duty position, consistent with...

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Fourth Circuit Says Only Those Allegations Included in a Plaintiff’s EEOC Charge Are Fair Game in a Title VII Lawsuit

by Julie Arbore When employers are hauled into Court and sued for discrimination after already defending a charge for the same conduct in front of the EEOC or state human rights agency, they usually have a pretty good idea what they are defending. Sometimes employees try to play hide-the-ball ...