According to the Sixth Circuit, Employee Who Contends She Signed Release Agreement Under Duress Does Not Have To Return Severance Before Suing Under Federal Civil Rights Statutes

In 1998, the Supreme Court, in Oubre v. Energy Operations, opined that when a release agreement did not contain language necessary under the Older Workers’ Benefit Protection Act in order to waive a federal age discrimination claim, the doctrine of “tender back” and “ratification” does…

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Post Weinstein Tax Provision – Private Settlements of Sexual Harassment Cases Are No Longer Deductible

In response to the tornado of sexual harassment allegations against prominent figures, there continues to be much discussion over whether confidential settlements of sexual harassment claims should be enforceable. It is not unusual for settlement agreements in employment cases (not solely those which resolve harassment…

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