“I Got the Power!” – EEOC’s Investigatory Power Trumps Dismissal of Discrimination Claim in Federal CourtCan the EEOC keep investigating a claim after it has issued a right to sue letter? What about after the charging party has already filed a lawsuit and lost at the summary judgment stage? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit says it can. Adding to the circuit split already created by the

HR to the Rescue: Prompt Investigation Beats EEOC’s Sex Harassment ClaimDon’t listen to all the doubters – HR truly can save the day.

A recent federal court decision from the Western District of Tennessee illustrates the point again: prompt and appropriate investigation of a sexual harassment complaint can prevent employer liability.

In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Autozone, Inc. and Autozoners, LLC

Think Fast: HR’s Prompt Investigation Key Factor in Sexual Harassment Case Win for EmployerA recent ruling from a Tennessee appeals court reinforces that a prompt and reasonable investigation can help save an employer from liability in response to sexual harassment charges.

In a July 30, 2015 opinion, the Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment to an employer in Patricia Bazemore’s sexual harassment, hostile work