High Court Mixed-Motive Case To Shape Bias Suit Landscape

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 9:51 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to consider the standard workers must meet to prove discrimination under employment laws that do not specifically authorize mixed-motive claims will have a defining impact on employer exposure to retaliation suits, attorneys say.

The high court on Friday agreed to take up the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's appeal of a Fifth Circuit win for former faculty member Dr. Naiel Nassar, who claimed retaliation under Title VII after allegedly being harassed by a supervisor. Lawyers say the case could result...
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