Fort Bend County, Texas v. David Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fort Bend County v. Davis, a case involving employment discrimination claims. The main issue centers… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fort Bend County v. Davis, a case involving employment discrimination claims. The main issue centers around whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act’s administrative exhaustion requirement is a jurisdictional prerequisite. Plaintiff Lois Davis worked as a Fort Bend County IT supervisor, and she filed a religious discrimination claim after being fired for missing a day of work to attend a Sunday church event. Under Title VII, an employee must file a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or a comparable state agency before filing suit in a federal court. The Court was to decide whether the complaint needed to go through all the proper legal steps for discrimination cases.

The Court on June 3, 2019, unanimously ruled that employees can file employment discrimination lawsuits prior to filing a claim with the EEOC under certain circumstances. close

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Fort Bend County, Texas v. David Oral Argument

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Program ID:
458109-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 03, 2019 | 11:12am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jun 08, 2019 | 4:33am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • May 03, 2019 | 11:12am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 04, 2019 | 7:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 10, 2019 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 07, 2019 | 12:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 07, 2019 | 10:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 08, 2019 | 4:33am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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