Justices Told 5th Circ. Misses N-Word's Fallout In Bias Cases

Law360 (February 16, 2021, 4:35 PM EST) -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear a Black ex-hospital worker's race bias case, arguing that the Fifth Circuit took a "cramped" view of the law that failed to account for the effect of the N-word when it tossed the suit.

The LDF's amicus brief echoed a call by former Parkland Memorial Hospital operating room aide Robert Collier. Both seek the nation's highest court to resolve a "growing circuit split" on whether the N-word and other similarly offensive slurs are sufficient to support workplace bias claims under Title VII of the Civil...

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