EEOC Conciliation Outside Courts' Reach, 7th Circ. Hears

Law360, Chicago (October 29, 2013, 3:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pressed the Seventh Circuit Tuesday to put its pre-suit conciliation process in worker bias cases beyond judicial review, saying court review of the informal settlement efforts will only spawn unnecessary litigation and allow companies to abuse the process.

The EEOC, which brought the interlocutory appeal in its suit accusing Mach Mining LLC of bias against women in hiring, said during oral arguments in Chicago that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act may mandate conciliation before the commission can sue,...
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