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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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