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Clarifying EEOC’s Obligation For Presuit Conciliation

Law360, New York (January 20, 2017, 11:55 AM EST) -- Gerald Maatman Jr.

Christopher J. DeGroff

Alex W. Karasik Before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission can file suit under federal anti-discrimination statutes, it must meet specific, statutorily required presuit obligations. This includes the duty to investigate claims and attempt to resolve any concerns with employers on a good faith basis. The concept of informally removing potential problems uncovered in an investigation is baked into equal employment opportunity laws, and is designed relieve both employers and taxpayers from the time and expense of litigation. When the government...
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