5th Circuit: EEOC Pattern Or Practice Claims Allowed Under 2 Sections Of Title VII

Mealey's (June 22, 2016, 12:06 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A district court did not err when it ruled that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may proceed with its claims alleging a “pattern or practice” of discrimination by an employer in its hiring practices under Sections 706 and 707 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled June 17, rejecting the employer’s claim that such claims may be brought only for equitable relief and only under Section 707 (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v....
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