High Court Limits Federal Workers' Access To Courts

Law360, New York (June 11, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that U.S. government employees covered by the Civil Service Reform Act cannot bring wrongful termination claims in federal court, rejecting arguments made by a putative class of workers who were fired for not registering with the Selective Service System.

Workers covered by the CSRA must instead bring their claims to the the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, the high court ruled in an 6-3 decision that affirmed a First Circuit decision. The First Circuit had held that the MSPB...
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