In The News10.13.2020

Jonathan B. Orleans Quoted by About Impact of Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Employment Law

Jonathan B. Orleans, chair of Pullman & Comley's Labor and Employment Law practice, was recently quoted in a article about the impact Justice Amy Coney Barrett could have on employment law as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Specifically, he notes that it's likely for a more conservative court to side with employers over employees.

“I expect that a more conservative Supreme Court will be increasingly employer-friendly in employment cases," Jon said. "Employees may find the court less sympathetic to discrimination claims in general, and particularly toward claims of retaliation, in a which an employee alleges unfair treatment by their employer because they made or assisted in a discrimination complaint."

Furthermore, it's not expected for employee rights to be expanded under a more conservative court, which may result in an increase of cases involving employee protections in local courts and legislatures in some states. Jon continues, “Employee advocates are therefore going to be forced to battle in Congress to have federal statutes amended with more explicit language in order to achieve their objectives."

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