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...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!