EEOC Atty Says Presuit Attacks Excuse To Up Billables

By Scott Flaherty (August 21, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT) -- Court challenges to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's efforts to resolve a discrimination claim before filing suit constitute a "red herring" that allows employers to stall judgment on bias claims and their lawyers to rack up billable hours in the meantime, the EEOC's regional attorney in Chicago told Law360.

Over the past several years, John Hendrickson, regional attorney in the EEOC's Chicago district office, has seen a growing number of employers mount arguments in court claiming the EEOC didn't do enough to conciliate discrimination charges before bringing suit, he told Law360 in an exclusive interview. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering...

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