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Monthly Archives: December 2012

The EEOC Wins A Round In Its Discovery Tug-Of-War In EEOC v. Freeman

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By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Rebecca Bjork

In EEOC v. Freeman, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179183, at *6 (D. Md. Dec. 19, 2012), Magistrate Judge Day of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland noted that “there simply is no more aggravating action than a lawyer improperly instructing a deponent not to answer a question.” Nevertheless, in … Continue Reading

Final EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan Approved: A New Vision Or Business As Usual?

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By Christopher DeGroff, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Julie G. Yap

After much anticipation, heated debate, and numerous invitations for public comment, today the EEOC announced that it approved its Strategic Enforcement Plan for FY 2013-2016. As we previously reported, the EEOC’s SEP will function as the blueprint for the Commission’s enforcement activity for the next … Continue Reading

Boys Will Be Boys: Court Refuses To Expand Liability For Off-Color Badgering And Horseplay Despite EEOC’s Hardball Litigation

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By Christopher DeGroff and Julie G. Yap

As this blog recently reported, the EEOC has reduced the amount of cases it filed in its last fiscal year, and appears to have decided to more aggressively pursue the cases in its current inventory. In EEOC v. The McPherson Companies, Inc., Case No. 10-CV-2627 (N. D. Ala. Nov. 14, … Continue Reading