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Case: Disability Discrimination/Exhaustion of Remedies (6th Cir.)

May 4, 2021, 6:28 PM

A federal district court in Michigan erred when it dismissed the failure-to-hire claim of a disabled job applicant on the grounds that he failed to file a timely EEOC charge, the Sixth Circuit ruled. The trial court wrongly found that he could not take advantage of an extended 300-day filing period because he didn’t allege in his complaint that he filed a discrimination charge with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the appeals court said. His complaint alleged that he filed a timely discrimination charge with the EEOC, which was sufficient to allege exhaustion of his administrative remedies, the court...

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