Supreme Court Weighs In Constructive Discharge Claims

On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court in Green v. Brennan held that the statute of limitations for an employee’s Title VII constructive discharge claim begins to run when the employee resigns. A constructive discharge claim alleges that the employer made working conditions so intolerable that a reasonable person in the employee’s position would feel forced to resign. The decision resolved a split among the federal circuits about when the time period for an employee begins to run with regards to a constructive discharge claim.

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