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Supreme Court Holds Employers May be Required to Litigate Non-Exhausted Discrimination Claims

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that federal courts have the power to review discrimination and retaliation claims brought under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (“Title VII”) even if the plaintiff did not first file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") or an equivalent state agency.

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SUPREME COURT RE-STATES LIMITS OF EEOC SUBPOENA POWER

When an employee or former employee files a discrimination charge against your company, the pressure and burdens associated with complying with an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigation can be significant. However, a recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court makes clear that the EEOC’s investigation subpoena powers are not limitless.

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INCLUSION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AS A TITLE VII PROTECTION RIPE FOR SUPREME COURT REVIEW

On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) ruled that sexual orientation is a protected status under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). With this significant ruling, the Seventh Circuit has created a split among U.S. Circuit Courts, making the issue ripe for a definitive ruling by the Supreme Court.

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