In the case of Davis v. CHRO, an employee sought review of a decision by the human rights commission that dismissed his complaint of discrimination and sexual harassment against his employer.
The employee filed a complaint with the human rights commission alleging that he was harassed because of his race and his sex. The employee alleged violations of Connecticut law and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The commission dismissed the complaint after finding that there was no reasonable possibility that further investigation would result in a finding of reasonable cause against the employer. The employee sought judicial review. The court dismissed the employee’s complaint. The court found that the scope of its review of the commission’s decision was limited. The court was required to affirm the agency’s decision unless it found that substantial rights of the person appealing were prejudiced because the administrative findings were clearly erroneous in light of the substantial evidence. The court found that there was substantial evidence in the record to support the commission’s findings and conclusions that the allegations of harassment were either time barred under Connecticut’s statute of limitations, disposed of in an earlier complaint investigated and dismissed by the commission, or insufficient on the merits.
The court dismissed the employee’s appeal from a decision by the human rights commission that dismissed his discrimination and sexual harassment complaint against the employer.
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Source: Davis v. CHRO, 1998 Conn. Super. LEXIS 2371, 1998 WL 556172 (Conn. Super. Ct. Aug. 24, 1998)
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