University of Pennsylvania v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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  1. EEOC Entitled Only to Employer's Information Relevant to Charges under Investigation, Court Rules

    Jackson Lewis P.C.Danny W. JarrettMarch 5, 2012

    Therefore, “when a court is asked to enforce a Commission subpoena, its responsibility is to “satisfy itself that the charge is valid and that the material requested is relevant to the charge.” University of Penn. v. EEOC, 493 U.S. 182, 191 (1990). Relevance NecessaryThe EEOC argued on appeal that the information requested was relevant because the six charges, taken together, warranted an investigation into what it saw as an apparent pattern or practice of discrimination by the company.