Tag Archives: Title VII

EEOC: A “Pattern and Practice” is Not a Standalone Basis to Sue

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued an opinion letter clarifying its authority to bring “pattern and practice” lawsuits under § 707(a) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Commission’s detailed guidance, issued September 3, 2020, announces a more restrained approach by the agency in bringing such claims. The … 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

Jackson Lewis Class Action Summit 2013 in NYC

On November 8, 2013, Jackson Lewis held its Employment Class Action Summit: Key Strategies for Defending Class Actions at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.  The purpose of the event was to inform attendees of the significant trends in employment class action litigation and offer key pre- and post-litigation defense strategies.  Experienced Jackson Lewis class action litigators … Continue Reading

To What Extent Are The EEOC’s Conciliation Efforts Reviewable, the Seventh Circuit Will Tell Us

On June 28, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit granted the EEOC’s petition for an interlocutory appeal of a district court’s decision and order holding that the Commission’s conciliation efforts are subject to, at least, some judicial review.  In re Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC v. Mach Mining, LLC), No. 13-8012 … Continue Reading
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