Federal Labor and Employment Law 2012–2013 Term Analysis

Federal Labor and Employment Law 2012–2013 Term Analysis

Sara Chico, Esq.

From the several cases labor and employment cases handled by courts during the 2012–2013 term, thirty-nine cases are here summarized and discussed. Of these, five cases were determined by the United States Supreme Court and two others by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court (these will not be part of this term analysis). During this term, there were five cases related to political discrimination, two claims under sexual harassment in the workplace, five retaliation cases, three in the compensation area, one case of age discrimination, one case of freedom of speech and association, two cases under alternate dispute resolution, one for legal fees related to benefits received by an injured employee, six related to benefits, one case of employment contract clauses as well as USERRA, collective bargaining agreements also had one case, three cases of administrative procedures and due process, and one interesting case related to employer successors hip. The areas with the most court determinations are benefits, retaliation and political discrimination.

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