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Supreme Court Rules on the Admissibility of ‘Me Too’ Testimony in Discrimination Cases

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Put on site on feb 26, 2008 --- mentioned in Feb 26 HRW
The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a long-awaited ruling on whether employees can use so-called “me too” testimony when arguing their job-discrimination lawsuits. The high court showed some favor with the employees’ view, but sent the case back to the lower court for more review.

The question in Sprint/United Management Co. v. Mendelsohn: Should courts hearing discrimination lawsuits consider evidence that other managers in the organization—beyond the one accused of discrimination—may have been biased against other employees? Plaintiffs’ attorneys love this kind of “me too” testimony, but several circuit courts have ruled it inadmissible.

In today’s unanimous decision, the court ruled that federal courts can’t block "me too" evidence without a fuller explanation than the one given by a judge in the Sprint case. The AP reports that this ruling “has left the door open f...(register to read more)

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