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Terminating Internal Grievance Procedure Due To EEOC Charge Held To Be Unlawful.

Florida employers who terminate internal grievance procedures or investigations when an employee files a formal charge of discrimination may be liable for unlawful retaliation under a new decision issued by the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal. On January 23, 2008, the court held that Broward County, Florida, unlawfully retaliated against a county bus driver, in violation of the Florida Civil Rights Act, when it terminated an internal grievance procedure upon learning that the bus driver had filed a formal charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Donovan v. Broward County Bd. of Comm’rs., No. 4D07-52, Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal (January 23, 2008).