Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Title VII Case

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a Title VII employment discrimination case.  The question presented in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC is whether and to what extent a court can enforce the EEOC’s statutorily required duty to conciliate discrimination claims before filing suit.  The transcript of the oral arguments is available from the Court's website. SCOTUSBlog's case page containing links to all the briefs in the case as well as to the 7th Circuit's opinion below is here. The Washington Post reports on the oral arguments.  While the case involves charges of gender discrimination, the result will impact religious discrimination cases as well.