The ADEA requires that plaintiffs alleging discrimination notify the EEOC and wait 60 days before filing a lawsuit with an employer. The delay allows the EEOC to notify the company and investigate the charges. Fedex alleges that the plaintiffs filed suit before notifying the EEOC. The plaintiffs say that the form filed with the EEOC contained the necessary information and that they waited for the statutory amount of time before filing their case. The case will be heard next term, which begins in October. AP has more. SCOTUSblog has additional coverage.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.