One-Shot Sally: Delaware employees get one bite at the appled

As most employers already know (much to your dismay), employees who feel they've been discriminated against can file a charge with the Delaware Department of Labor (DDOL). The DDOL then investigates and issues a finding about whether it believes the claim might have some merit. Not until that finding is issued can the employee file his claim in court.

As most employees' lawyers already know (again, much to your dismay), there has been a way to get around that requirement - until now. In a recent opinion, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Delaware) explained that aggrieved employees get only one bite at the apple - through the state's administrative remedies. Read More...