Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I always assumed that mediation settlement agreements were binding and have wrote many such agreements. However, the City of El Paso apparently thinks differently. Workplace Prof Blog ran an interesting August 14, 2008 story entitled EEOC and DOJ File Suit to Enforce Mediation Agreement which discusses El Pasco's refusal to abide by a mediation settlement agreement that resolved an EEOC charge. A DOJ press release is available here.
The City's actions seem totally frivolous. Let's see if the court will have the guts to issue sanctions against a public entity.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein