According to a federal appellate court, the adequacy of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s pre-trial settlement process is not something employers can challenge in court. Attempting this process, which the EEOC calls “conciliation,” is required by law before the agency can file a lawsuit.
Part B of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act, or IDEA, guarantees eligible children with disabilities that affect their education -- and their parents -- a variety of rights. The IDEA is meant to ensure all children access to a free and appropriate education. From the time a child is identified as potentially needing special education services to the transition into adulthood, however, parents and schools often find themselves at odds.