How far back can EEOC go to use evidence to support a claim?

can serious examples of discrimination in a workers history with an employer be used to support a claim?

Ex. employee was the only one that was not promoted, even though all workers in that job description were made full time by a policy change to help that store retain baggers. this worker was not promoted. He was told that they hadn't gotten to his paperwork yet,,

this was approx 8 yrs, ago

1 answer  |  asked Sep 26, 2010 09:14 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (1)

Archibald Thomas
There is no specific time limit regarding how old relevant eveidence can be. However, generally speaking, the older the evidence, the less relevant it can become to any particular issue. If the evidence of discrimination is clear, the EEOC may consider it even if it is older than evidence that is not so clear. The law regarding relevancy in connection with discriminatioin cases can be complex and questions regarding relevancy can be difficult to answer without knowledge of all or the facts or circumstances regarding your case.

posted by Archibald Thomas  |  Sep 26, 2010 10:22 AM [EST]

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