Me-Too Evidence Is Admissible - Sometimes

Law360, New York (March 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- On Feb. 26, 2008, the United States Supreme Court answered an important evidentiary question: whether a plaintiff claiming discrimination can introduce evidence that other employees were discriminated against by a different decisionmaker. The answer is “sometimes.”

In Sprint/United Management v. Mendelsohn, the Court held that employment discrimination plaintiffs may introduce testimony of non-party coworkers who allegedly experience similar discrimination by different supervisors, if the relevancy of such evidence outweighs the prejudice to the employer.

The Court’s ruling on the admissibility of me too evidence resolves a...
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