Schlottman v. Perez (Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor), No. 12-5132 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 3, 2014)

Hannah E. Fields, University of Maryland School of Law, 2L

Issue: Given the “savings clause” at 5 U.S.C. § 7702(f) (when an employee timely files an action with an improper agency, the employee shall be treated as having timely filed the action, as of the date it is filed, with the proper agency), should a complaint be dismissed when a complainant initiates an action before the wrong agency—timely by that wrong agency’s rules, but untimely by the proper agency’s rules?

Read more: Schlottman v. Perez (Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor), No. 12-5132 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 3, 2014)

E.E.O.C. v. Farmer’s Pride, Inc., No. 12-MC-138, 2012 WL 5363145 (E.D. Penn. Oct. 31, 2012).

Issue:  (1) Whether the EEOC may require a party through subpoena to produce material pertaining to employees, time periods, and departments not mentioned in the complaint?  (2) Whether a confidentiality order should be granted to prevent dissemination of employees’ contact information to a party adverse to the Respondent?

Read more: E.E.O.C. v. Farmer’s Pride, Inc., No. 12-MC-138, 2012 WL 5363145 (E.D. Penn. Oct. 31, 2012).