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The Supreme Court's Reeves Decision Levels the Playing Field in Employment Discrimination Cases

By Tom Osborne

The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies the legal standard for employment discrimination cases in its recently issued Reeves decision. The Reeves opinion rejects the so-called pretext-plus rule, which lower courts have applied in employment discrimination cases, and it articulates the proper standard of review of Rule 50 motions, which should make it easier for plaintiffs to prove discriminatory intent.

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