As the United States Supreme Court’s 2012-2013 term drew to a close at the end of June, commentators observed a continuing gradual but perceptible shift to the right by the Court. The Roberts Court is generally viewed as pro-business, and its employment-related decisions issued this term did nothing to alter that perception. Indeed, nearly every major Court ruling addressing employment-related issues this term was favorable to employers in at least some respect. The 11 employment-related decisions issued by the Court this term included the following:
- One Title VII harassment case (Vance)
- One Title VII retaliation case (Nassar)
- Two civil rights cases (Windsor and Fisher)
- Two class action cases (Genesis and Comcast)
- Three arbitration cases (American Express, Oxford, and Nitro-Lift)
- One ERISA case (McCutchen)
- One federal employee case (Kloeckner)
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Topics: Affirmative Action, Affordable Care Act, American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, But For Causation, Class Action, Class Action Arbitration Waivers, COBRA, Comcast, Comcast v. Behrend, DOMA, EEOC, ERISA, Federal Arbitration Act, Fisher v University of Texas, FLSA, Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, Harassment, Kloeckner v Solis, McCutchen v. U.S. Airways, Nitro-Lift Technologies, Non-Compete Agreements, Oxford Health v Sutter, Retaliation, Same-Sex Marriage, SCOTUS, Social Security Benefits, Supervisors, Title VII, US v Windsor, UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar, Vance v. Ball State University
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