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Friday July 13, 2012

Court Hammers Fry’s for Discovery Abuses in EEOC Harassment Suit

Wow, this lawsuit against Fry's has more twists and turns than a low budget legal drama on cable TV. Thanks to [H] forum member satsunada for the link.

A federal judge ordered sanctions on July 3, 2012, including a $100,000 penalty, against Fry’s Electronics, Inc., due to its actions in a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced. The penalized behavior includes intentionally withholding evidence, raising a "fallacious" argument and demonstrating a "disturbing lack of candor to the tribunal." According to U.S. District Court Judge Robert S. Lasnik, "The Court finds that defendant’s conduct in this respect was unfair, unwarranted, unprincipled, and unacceptable."