Green v. Brennan: U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Limitations Period for a Constructive-Discharge Claim Begins to Run When Employee Submits Notice of Resignation

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - May 24, 2016

The Supreme Court held yesterday in Green v. Brennan that under federal employment discrimination law the limitations period for a constructive-discharge claim begins to run only after the employee provides notice of resignation.  The decision resolves a conflict in the courts of appeals, which had split over whether the limitations period was triggered by the notice of resignation or instead by the last discriminatory act of the employer.