9th Circuit again orders enforcement of EEOC investigative subpoena

Employers that resist requests for information from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may find themselves on the losing side if they go to court over the issue. That's what happened a couple of years ago when the 9th Circuit said that a company had to turn over information sought by the EEOC. The company was persistent and took the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court, which concluded that the 9th Circuit had applied the wrong legal standard in its review. But two years later, applying the newly prescribed standard, the 9th Circuit reached the same result as before. The EEOC subpoena was again ordered to be enforced.

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