Love v. Pullman Co.
404 U.S. 522 (1972)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Love v. Pullman Co., 404 U.S. 522 (1972)

Love v. Pullman Co.

No. 70-5033

Argued November 16, 1971

Decided January 17, 1972*

404 U.S. 522

Syllabus

Procedure whereby the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), after having received a written charge from a complainant of discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, orally referred it to the appropriate state agency, waited until that agency had terminated its jurisdiction, and then formally filed the charge on behalf of the complainant without having obtained an additional written charge within 30 days of the termination of the state proceedings held to satisfy the requirements of §§ 706(b) and (d) of the Act, which have the purpose of affording state agencies prior opportunity to consider discrimination complaints and ensuring their prompt filing and disposition by the EEOC on exhaustion of the state remedy. Pp. 404 U. S. 523-527.

430 F.2d 49, reversed.

STEWART, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all members joined except POWELL and REHNQUIST, JJ., who took no part in the consideration or decision of the cases.

Page 404 U. S. 523

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