When an employee alleges any discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, he or she is required by that law to file a claim with the EEOC before suing an employer. The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, said that if an employee fails to file such claim and the employer doesn’t object when a suit is filed, the employer is deemed to have waived the objection. This means the employee’s case against the employer can proceed. Lesson for employers: Be sure your legal representation is on top of any claims against you.
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