Recent Developments in Fifth Circuit Employment Law



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Texas Tech Law Review


This year, the United States Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit tackled a variety of employment issues ranging from typical Title VII discrimination claims to hot political topics, such as employing undocumented aliens. In so doing, the courts produced an abundance of published opinions that serve to guide the interactions between employers and employees and govern the rights and responsibilities of each. The cases selected for discussion herein are intended to provide an overview of the issues faced by the courts and to highlight precedential significance, emerging trends, and general areas of interest.



Title VII, Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, Zamora v. City of Houston, Hernandez v. Yellow Transportation, Inc., Barker v. Halliburton Co., Jackson v. Watkins, Equitable tolling, Harris v. Boyd Tunica, Inc., Granger v. Aaron's, Inc., Age discrimination in Employment Act, Moss v. BMC Software, Inc., Ligon v. LaHood, Jones v. United States, Fair Labor Standards Act, Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., Thibault v. BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., Songer v. Dillon Resources, Inc., Martin v. PepsiAmericas, Inc., Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Staub v. Proctor Hospital, Carder v. Continental Airlines, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting


Lynette Wilson, Recent Developments in Fifth Circuit Employment Law, 44 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 661 (2011-2012)