Tag Archives: Seventh Circuit

Seventh Circuit Issues New Standard on Class Notice to Employees who Signed Arbitration Agreements

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in a case of first impression, has developed a required framework for a district court to evaluate a plaintiff’s request that the court authorize notice to putative class members who have entered into arbitration agreements with their employer. The Seventh Circuit held on January 24, 2020, … Continue Reading

No Implied Failure-to-Conciliate Defense For Employers Against EEOC, Says Seventh Circuit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), an agency that has suffered a number of very public setbacks in its litigation efforts in 2013, will finish the year on a high note.  In a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, breaking ranks with its sister circuits, held that employers cannot challenge the EEOC’s good-faith settlement efforts in … Continue Reading