Supreme Court Raises Bar For Dismissing Discrimination Complaints
February 27, 2002
Neal Mollen, Nancy Abell, Allan Bloom & Zach Fasman
In a decision rendered this week, the Supreme Court made it more difficult for employers to have vague discrimination complaints dismissed before costly discovery has been undertaken. The decision, in Swierkiewicz v. Sorema N.A., confirms that employers must continue to rely on summary judgment motions as the primary method for disposing of weak claims.
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