The Supreme Court held today that a district court erred in dismissing an age discrimination complaint.  The lower court ruled that one of the plaintiffs, Paula Kennedy, waited too long to file a "charge" of discrimination against her employer, FedEx.  The 7-2 Court affirmed the Seventh Circuit’s reversal, agreeing that Ms. Kennedy’s timely submission of an "Intake Questionnaire" with a six-page affidavit describing the discriminatory conduct qualified as a "charge".  The ruling turned largely on the Court’s deference to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulatory definition of what constitutes a "charge".  Federal Express Corp. v. Holowecki, No. 06-1322 (U.S. Feb. 27, 2008).

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