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1 be reviewable in any court, the Commission shall issue and
2 cause to be served upon the respondent a complaint stating
3 the facts upon which the allegation of the unlawful employ-
4 ment practice is based, together with a notice of hearing be-
5 fore the Commission, or a member or agent thereof. Related
6 proceedings may be consolidated for hearing.
7 “ (g) A respondent may file an answer to the complaint
8 against him and with the leave of the Commission, which
9 shall be granted whenever it is reasonable and fair to do so,

may amend bis answer at any time. Respondents shall be 11 parties and may appear at any stage of the proceedings, with 12

or without counsel. Persons aggrieved may submit briefs or

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13 other written submissions on each occasion when such are

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14 permitted or directed, may be present to observe at any stage 15 of the proceedings, with or without counsel, and may appeal

or petition for review to the same extent as a party, but with17 out the permission of the Commission persons aggrieved may 18 not otherwise participate in the proceedings. The Commis19 sion may grant such other persons a right to intervene as re20 spondents or persons aggrieved or to file briefs or make oral 21 arguments as amicus curiae or for other purposes, as it con22 siders appropriate. All testimony shall be taken under oath 23 and shall be reduced to writing. 24

“(h) If the Commission finds that the respondent has engaged in an unlawful employment practice, the Commis

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1 sion shall state its findings of fact and shall issue and cause

2 to be served on the respondent and the person or persons 3 aggrieved by such unlawful employment practice an order 4 requiring the respondent to cease and desist from such un5 lawful employment practice and to take such affirmative ac6 tion, including reinstatement or hiring of employees, with 7 or without backpay (payable by the employer, employment 8 agency, or labor organization, as the case may be, responsible 9 for the unlawful employment practice), as will effectuate 10 the policies of this title: Provided, That interim earnings or 11

amounts earnable with reasonable diligence by the aggrieved 12 person or persons shall operate to reduce the backpay other13 wise allowable. Such order may further require such re14 spondent to make reports from time to time showing the 15 extent to which he has complied with the order. If the 16 Commission finds that the respondent has not engaged 17 in any unlawful employment practice, the Commission shall 18 state its findings of fact and shall issue and cause to be 19 served on the respondent and the person or persons alleged 20 in the complaint to be aggrieved an order dismissing the 21 complaint.

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* (i) After a complaint has been issued and until the 23 record has been filed in court as hereinafter provided, the 24 proceeding may at any time be ended by agreement between 25 the Commission and the respondent for the elimination of

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1 the alleged unlawful employment practice, approved by the 2 Commission, and the Commission may at any time, upon 3 reasonable notice, modify or set aside, in whole or in part, 4

any finding or order made or issued by it. 5 “(j) Findings of fact and orders made or issued under 6 subsections (h) or (i) of this section shall be determined

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“(k) The Commission may petition any United States 9 court of appeals wherein the unlawful employment practice 10 occurred, or wherein the respondent resides or transacts 11 business, for enforcement of its order. The Commission

12 shall, within thirty days after filing such petition, file in the 13 court of appeals certified copies of the record in the proceed14 ings before the Commission and the findings and order of the 15 Commission. Upon timely application, the court may per16 mit any interested person to intervene in the proceeding. 17 Upon such filing, the court shall conduct further proceedings 18 in conformity with sections 701 through 706 of title 5, 19 United States Code, and shall cause notice thereof to be 20 served upon the respondent and thereupon shall have juris21 diction of the proceeding and shall have power to grant such 22

temporary relief, restraining order, or other order as it deems 23 just and proper and to make and enter upon the record a 24 decree enforcing, modifying and enforcing as so modified, or 25 setting aside in whole or in part the order of the Commission.

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i sion shall state its findings of fact and shall issue and cause

2 to be served on the respondent and the person or persons 3 aggrieved by such unlawful employment practice an order 4 requiring the respondent to cease and desist from such un5 lawful employment practice and to take such affirmative ac6 tion, including reinstatement or hiring of employees, with 7 or without backpay (payable by the employer, employment 8 agency, or labor organization, as the case may be, responsible 9 for the unlawful employment practice), as will effectuate 10 the policies of this title: Provided, That interim earnings or

amounts earnable with reasonable diligence by the aggrieved 12

person or persons shall operate to reduce the backpay other13 wise allowable. Such order may further require such re14 spondent to make reports from time to time showing the 15 extent to which he has complied with the order. If the 16 Commission finds that the respondent has not engaged 17 in any unlawful employment practice, the Commission shall

state its findings of fact and shall issue and cause to be 19 served on the respondent and the person or persons alleged 20 in the complaint to be aggrieved an order dismissing the 21 complaint.

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“(i) After a complaint has been issued and until the

23 record has been filed in court as hereinafter provided, the 24 proceeding may at any time be ended by agreement between 25 the Commission and the respondent for the elimination of

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1 the alleged unlawful employment practice, approved by the 2 Commission, and the Commission may at any time, upon

3 reasonable notice, modify or set aside, in whole or in part, 4

any finding or order made or issued by it. 5

“(j) Findings of fact and orders made or issued under 6 subsections (h) or (i) of this section shall be determined

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“(k) The Commission may petition any United States 9 court of appeals wherein the unlawful employment practice 10 occurred, or wherein the respondent resides or transacts 11 business, for enforcement of its order. The Commission

12 shall, within thirty days after filing such petition, file in the 13 court of appeals certified copies of the record in the proceed14 ings before the Commission and the findings and order of the

15 Commission. Upon timely application, the court may per

16 mit any interested person to intervene in the proceeding.

17 Upon such filing, the court shall conduct further proceedings 18 in conformity with sections 701 through 706 of title 5,

19 United States Code, and shall cause notice thereof to be

20 served upon the respondent and thereupon shall have juris-
21 diction of the proceeding and shall have power to grant such
22 temporary relief, restraining order, or other order as it deems
23 just and proper and to make and enter upon the record
24 decree enforcing, modifying and enforcing as so modified, or

25 setting aside in whole or in part the order of the Commission.

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