7th Circ. Boots Failure-To-Conciliate Defense In EEOC Row
The three-judge panel found that allowing employers to dispute the thoroughness of the EEOC’s conciliation attempts added a mechanism of defense for employers who were breaking laws against discrimination of workers, calling the litigation over whether the EEOC tried hard enough to settle “protracted and ultimately pointless.”
The failure-to-conciliate defense goes against the statutory...
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