Worker Justice from the Newest Supreme Court Justice?

Amy Coney Barrett just assumed her position as an associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Prior to becoming the ninth seat on the Supreme Court, Justice Barrett served as a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Many are concerned that if her tenure on the Seventh Circuit is indicative of how she might rule on employment issues, American workers’ rights may be in jeopardy. For example, Justice Barrett ruled that being called the “N” word did not violate Title VII’s prohibition on hostile work environments. In fact, Justice Barrett sided with employers and corporations over 75% of the time as a judge on the Seventh Circuit.

What does this mean for workers? For one thing, it is important to remember that only a miniscule percentage of cases make it to the Supreme Court. And while lower courts are bound by Supreme Court precedent, those courts do interpret those decisions based upon the facts in an individual case. Therefore, workers should not be discouraged. SLG handles all manner of employment cases, including violations related to overtime and other wage issues; equal pay discrimination; discrimination based upon race, age, and disability; and ERISA.

If you believe your rights as a worker have been violated, Shavitz Law Group is here to help. Please contact us at [email protected] or 800-616-4000 to discuss whether you have a case.


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