• Historic Supreme Court Term Includes Two Favorable Decisions for Employers
  • July 4, 2013 | Author: E. Travis Ramey
  • Law Firm: Burr & Forman LLP - Birmingham Office
  • News agencies flocked to Washington D.C. to witness the end of the United States Supreme Court's October 2012 term expecting something momentous. Handing down historic decisions on such controversial issues as affirmative action, the Voting Rights Act, and same-sex marriage, the Court did not disappoint. Potentially overshadowed by those decisions, however, were two decisions of the Court favorable to employers. Both decided on June 24, 2013, by 5¿4 majorities, the Court's decisions in Vance v. Ball State University and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar provide employers facing employment discrimination lawsuits a better chance of a favorable outcome.