Civil and Human Rights

RELEASE: Victory for Access to Courts in Battle Against Discrimination

“While this case may have flown under the radar, it is nonetheless important: because of the Court’s decision today, Lois Davis, who sued her employer for religious and sex-based discrimination and retaliation, will be able to have her day in court.” — CAC Chief Counsel Brianne Gorod

WASHINGTON – On news this morning of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Fort Bend County v. Davis, in which Constitutional Accountability Center filed a brief in support of the respondent Lois M. Davis, CAC Chief Counsel Brianne Gorod issued the following reaction:

We applaud the Court for properly applying its precedent and recognizing that Title VII’s charge-filing requirement is not a jurisdictional rule. While this case may have flown under the radar, it is nonetheless important: because of the Court’s decision today, Lois Davis, who sued her employer for religious and sex-based discrimination and retaliation, will be able to have her day in court. It’s an important reminder that every case the Supreme court decides matters, not just the ones that make big headlines.

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Resources:

CAC’s case page in Fort Bend County v. Davis: https://www.theusconstitution.org/litigation/fort-bend-county-v-davis/

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Constitutional Accountability Center is a think tank, public interest law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution’s text and history. Visit CAC’s website at www.theusconstitution.org.

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