Court Grants Motion to Prevent Employer From Introducing Evidence of Prior EEOC Charges Against Employee

Gregory S. Schaer, a Monmouth County based New Jersey Employment Attorney located in Manalapan, represented the employee in a lawsuit against their employer alleging claims of gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation.

In Blakey v. Continental Airlines, Inc. , 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22074 (D.N.J. 1997) Continental Airlines sought to introduce evidence that the employee had previously filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC against Continental alleging sexual harassment and that the EEOC investigate the charges and found that there was “no cause” to support the alleged violations.

Continental argued that the charges were relevant to demonstrate that Continental did not retaliate against Captain Blakey when she filed her earlier charges and therefore did not retaliate against her when she filed subsequent charges.

The court granted the employee’s motion to prevent Continental from introducing evidence of the prior EEOC charges finding that they were not probative and that the value of the evidence would be substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice and confusion of the issues.

To speak with an experienced New Jersey Employment Law Attorney, contact the Law Offices of Gregory S. Schaer, LLC, conveniently located in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

  1. Blakey v. Continental Airlines, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22074 (D.N.J. 1997)