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    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – July 9, 2019 – Thomas H. Loffredo, managing shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Fort Lauderdale law firm office, and Sophie Labarge, GrayRobinson 2019 Summer Law Clerk, provide insight on a recent Supreme Court decision that will impact how employers defend against discrimination allegations in the Bloomberg Law article “Employers Should Prepare as SCOTUS Makes Major Change to Title VII Litigation.”

    Sometimes the stars and planets align, and all nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court agree on a point of law and issue a unanimous ruling. A recent example was its June 3 decision in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, which will impact the legal defense strategy for employers in discrimination litigation.

    The Davis case raised an important question regarding the administrative agency charge-filing requirements for discrimination and retaliation claims pursued under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act – and held the requirements are “procedural” rather than “jurisdictional.”

    This change might sound merely semantic; however, the Davis decision and its new classification of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charge-filing procedure will have a major impact on the legal defense strategy for employers.

    Read the full article here.


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