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December 2013 Archives

7th Circuit: EEOC conciliation efforts can't be disputed in court

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.

Special education dispute? The IDEA provides the right to mediate

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.

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