Supreme Court Grants Cert in Federal Express Corporation v. Holowecki

Today the Supreme Court granted cert in Federal Express Corporation v. Holowecki, Docket No. 06-1322. The case is case on appeal from the 2d Circuit (440 F.3d 558) and the question presented is whether an EEOC intake questionnaire is sufficient to satisfy the requirement of filing a timely EEOC charge, even if the EEOC failed to investigate it.

This is an interesting question that comes up in more cases than one might think. We will have more analysis of the issue as the briefing develops.

Here is a link to the Petition for Writ of Certiorari and the Opposition to the Petition.