Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Title VII Case

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments (transcript of oral arguments) in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis. In the case, the 5th Circuit held that the the requirement a person exhaust administrative remedies before bringing a Title VII employment discrimination action is not jurisdictional.  This meant that the county's delay in raising the defense of exhaustion could result in its forfeiting its right to raise the defense. Charlotte Garden at SCOTUSblog reports on the oral arguments.