Supreme Court Employment Law Cases 2001-02 Term

Posted: 10 Jun 2003

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Rafael Gely

University of Missouri School of Law


The 2001-02 Supreme Court term was a busy one for those of us interested in the development of employment law. Eighteen of the 75 cases decided by the Court (24%), directly involved employment law issues. These eighteen cases almost double the number of employment law cases decided during the prior two terms. The decisions involved a variety of complex statutes and raised a wide variety of interesting issues. The objective of this article is twofold. First, the article summarizes each of the cases. The intent here is to provide those unfamiliar with the cases a brief review of the dispute leading to the Supreme Court intervention and a summary of the Supreme Court treatment of the dispute. Second, the article provides a "big picture" analysis of the various cases, by identifying trends, issues, interesting aspects and features of the Court's term. This analysis attempts to aid in our understanding of the patterns that might affect the Court's treatment of future employment law cases.

Keywords: Employment law, Supreme Court

Suggested Citation

Gely, Rafael, Supreme Court Employment Law Cases 2001-02 Term. Available at SSRN:

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University of Missouri School of Law ( email )

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