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Vantage Drilling Must Face EEOC Bias Action Despite Late Filing

April 3, 2020, 7:41 PM

Vantage Energy Services Inc. failed to convince the Fifth Circuit Friday that an EEOC bias-related enforcement action on behalf of an injured oil rig worker was invalid because its formal charge was filed too late.

The district court erred when it ruled the EEOC failed to exhaust administrative remedies before filing the action, the per curiam opinion said.

David Poston had a heart attack while working on a Vantage oil rig off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. Although he was put on disability leave, he was fired the day he was set to return to work.

Poston’s attorney sent the ...

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