Legal Alert - The EEOC’s Latest Investigative Tactic: Trolling for Evidence Through Employee Email Blasts


by Jennifer R. Phillips

In an unprecedented move, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently dispatched 1,330 emails to the work and personal email addresses of  current and former employees and managers of Case New Holland, Inc. and CNH America, LLC (collectively, “CNH”), asking if such individuals would assist the EEOC in their “official investigation” of CNH’s “alleged” discriminatory conduct. The June 5, 2013 email blast was targeted at more than 300 current and former members of CNH management, whose responses potentially could be claimed by the EEOC as admissions by the company itself.

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