The EEOC often has an “Sue First, Ask questions later” approach, especially in a case in 2011 which involved a Temporary Staffing Firm. The Fall out from that case hit in 2012, when the an lower court “awarded Peoplemark $752,000 in attorney’s fees and costs after the agency pursued an “unreasonable and meritless litigation strategy” in a racial discrimination claim against the staffing company.”
In this case, the EEOC was given the facts necessary to prove that the case was without merit, and then decided to continue to prosecute. The Judge wrote:
“This is one of those cases where the complaint turned out to be without foundation from the beginning. Once the EEOC became aware that its assertion that Peoplemark categorically refused to hire any person with a criminal record was not true, or once the EEOC should have known that, it was unreasonable for the EEOC to continue to litigate on the basis of that claim, thereby driving up defendant’s costs, because it knew it would not be able to prove its case.”
This prime example of a lack of Government Oversight on the EEOC, and how they waste your tax dollars. Take a look at the article from the HR Morning article, and decide on yourself of the merits or foolishness of this lawsuit.