If incidents occurred in one state and the defendant’s primary office is there but the plaintiff moved to another state, could the plaintiff file the EEOC case in their new state?

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If incidents occurred in one state and the defendant’s primary office is there but the plaintiff moved to another state, could the plaintiff file the EEOC case in their new state?

The incidents occurred in TX and the defendant primary office is there. However, but the plaintiff moved to C due to a job. Could thy file the EEOC case at a fedal court in CA?

Asked on March 28, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, they have to bring an legal case in the state where the incident occured. A court in CA has no jurisdiction over an incident occuring in TX because the incident occured outside the geographic area covered by the court.


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