U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


2018 Term

Oral Argument Date

April 22, 2019


Questions Presented

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., requires plaintiffs to exhaust claims of employment discrimination with the EEOC before filing suit in federal court. Id. § 2000e-5(b), (f)(1). The question presented is: Whether Title VII’s administrative exhaustion requirement is a jurisdictional prerequisite to suit, as three Circuits have held, or a waivable claimprocessing rule, as eight Circuits have held.

Case Updates

Supreme Court holds that Title VII’s administrative-exhaustion requirement is not jurisdictional

June 03, 2019

Click here to view the opinion.

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief arguing, at the merits stage, that the U.S. Supreme Court should hold that exhaustion of administrative remedies is a jurisdictional prerequisite for Title VII suits

March 04, 2019

Click here to view the coalition amicus brief filed jointly by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Center for Workplace Compliance, National Federation of Independant Business Small Buesiness Legal Center, and National Retail Federation.

Rae T. Vann of NT Lakis, LLP served as co-counsel for the amici.

Case Documents