U.S. Supreme Court To Decide How EEOC Subpoenas Should Be Reviewed
(September 29, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 29 agreed to hear an appeal by an employer accused of pregnancy discrimination challenging the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ application of a de novo standard of review to a trial court’s determination of relevance of information sought by an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission subpoena (McLane Company, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, No. 15-1248, U.S. Sup.).
“The Ninth Circuit’s decision in this case irreconcilably conflicts with [EEOC v.] Shell Oil [466 U.S. 54 (1984)], and...