Monday, June 03, 2019

Supreme Court Says Title VII Charge-Filing Prerequisite Is Not Jurisdictional

In Fort Bend County v. Davis, (US Sup. Ct., June 3, 2019) today the U.S. Supreme Court in a Title VII religious discrimination case held unanimously that the statutory requirement that an EEOC claim be filed before commencing suit in court is not jurisdictional.  Therefore defendant may forfeit this defense through undue delay in asserting it. Courthouse News Service reports on the decision.