N.D. Ill. Analyzes Circuit Split as to Whether the EEOC may Issue Early Right-to-Sue Letters

Per Krause v. Turnberry Country Club, --- F.Supp.2d ----, 2008 WL 2819353 (N.D. Ill. Apr 17, 2008):

Courts have engaged in much discussion regarding the validity of 29 C.F.R. § 1601.28(a)(2). See King v. Dunn Mem'l Hosp., 120 F.Supp.2d 752, 755 (S.D.Ind.2000) (collecting cases). While the Seventh Circuit has yet to address the issue, other circuits are split as to whether the EEOC may issue early right-to-sue letters. The Ninth Circuit, Tenth Circuit, and Eleventh Circuit have upheld 29 C.F.R. § 1601.28(a)(2) against similar challenges. See Walker v.. United Parcel Serv., 240 F.3d 1268, 1277 (10th Cir.2001); Sims v. Trus Joist MacMillan, 22 F.3d 1059 (11th Cir.1994); Brown v. Puget Sound Elec. Apprenticeship & Training Trust, 732 F.2d 726 (9th Cir.1984). The District of Columbia Circuit adopted a contrary position, which Turnberry urges this Court to adopt. See Martini v. Fed. Nat'l Mortgage Ass'n, 178 F.3d 1336, 1340-48 (D.C.Cir.1999).


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