High Court's Latest Term A Mixed Bag For Employers

By Jocelyn Allison (July 23, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT) -- Rulings that will open the door to more disparate impact claims, shake up future Employee Retirement Income Security Act litigation and limit challenges to arbitration agreements were among the major employment law decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court in its latest term.

After issuing a number of pro-employer rulings in the prior term, the high court's 2009-2010 session was a mixed bag, with some rulings representing victories for employers, others representing wins for employees, and still others where neither side clearly prevailed, suggesting that the court's approach was less about ideology than the case at hand, attorneys said.

"I think the...

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