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HR Wench

Perhaps I am ignorant and naive. What could possibly cause a former employee to wait FOUR YEARS to sue a company they legitimately felt discriminated and/or retaliated against them?

Chris Young

Wow... Thank you for your insight, Jay... As always - insightful and spot on.

Makes me wonder how many lawsuits we will see... It also makes me want to say... Document everything. EVERYTHING.

While I respect the EEOC is there to do a job, I have to also ask... What kind of people wait four years? Angry people - who may not have an issue in the first place.

I have had clients who were under the "spotlight" of the EEOC and it really is a scary situation. I feel that the burden of proof is on the accused who has to "expose" themselves to demonstrate they did nothing wrong. The process is emotionally draining for the accused - especially when they have really done nothing wrong.

The incentive to "settle" is high - even when nothing has actually been done wrong.

Clearly there are those out there who violate the rights of others - who do wrong. They should be punished - severely.

My concern is how the 4 year approach will really hurt the innocent who have the least resources to fight a claim and have the most to lose.

Makes me think that at the same time the claim time limit being extended to 4 years - the risk to the accuser who is being malicious should be higher as well.

Thanks again, Jay!

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