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June 3, 2019 United States Supreme Court Decision Regarding EEOC's Charge of Discrimination

In the United State Supreme Court case, FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS v. DAVIS , the Court held that  Title VII’s administrative-exhaustion requirement is not a jurisdictional prerequisite to a lawsuit, but is instead a waivable claim-processing rule.   Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – which forbids employers from discriminating against employees on the base of race, color, religion, sex and national origin – requires that an employee must first file a charge with the EEOC before going to court. Fort Wayne Attorney Nathaniel Hubley Monday’s decision stems from the case of Lois Davis, who says she was fired from her information-technology position with Fort Bend County, Texas, for attending a church event on a Sunday when she was scheduled to work. She also argued her supervisor retaliated against her for reporting sexual harassment by a co-worker, who resigned after an investigation. Davis first filed a charge of harassment and retaliation with the EEOC in March 2011