Vantage Drilling Wants Justices’ Take on EEOC Charge Requirement

July 10, 2020, 5:14 PM

Vantage Drilling International and related companies want the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if a worker met the EEOC’s pre-suit administrative requirements by filing a verified charge with the agency eight months after filing an unverified intake questionnaire.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s “charge-filing process has nationwide impact for employers and employees,” the companies say in their petition requesting high court intervention.

They seek review of a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decision in April that found David Poston’s later-verified intake questionnaire constituted a “charge” that satisfied a requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act that a ...

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