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Contention Over EEOC Conciliation Continues

Law360, New York (August 22, 2014, 10:26 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in Mach Mining LLC v. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission could be a game changer in EEOC litigation. In Mach Mining, the Seventh Circuit ruled that an alleged failure to conciliate is not an affirmative defense to the merits of an employment discrimination suit and that it will not scrutinize the EEOC’s presuit obligations, so long as the commission's complaint pleads it has complied with all procedures required under Title VII and that the relevant documents are facially...
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