Law360, New York (August 11, 2009, 3:16 PM EDT) -- While Ricci v. DeStefano, the Supreme Court's opinion addressing a "reverse racism" claim by white firefighters of the City of New Haven, was undoubtedly the most publicized employment law decision of the court's recently concluded 2008 term, there were several other decisions by the court that likely will have a far greater substantive impact on future employment discrimination litigation.
Employment Law Cases
Gross v. FBL Financial Servs.
In Gross, No. 08-441, a sharply divided court held 5-4 that a plaintiff asserting a disparate-treatment claim under the...