In addition to the MetLife case reported below, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear several employment law issues this term. Look for more information as these rulings are handed down.
Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and CBOCS West Inc. v. Humphries
The court will address the scope of protections against retaliation under discrimination laws, and specifically whether employees are protected if they participate in an internal investigation.
Spring/United Management Co. v. Mendelsohn
The court will address an issue that is litigated before trial in nearly every discrimination case — whether and when a jury should hear testimony about alleged discrimination against other employees (i.e., employees other than the plaintiff who is suing) by other supervisors.
LaRue v. DeWolff, Bobert & Assocs, Inc.
The court will examine the rights of employees to sue over mishandled retirement plans.
Meacham v. Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
The court will address how the burdens of proof apply to age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.