The Supreme Court will hear arguments involving a discrimination case against the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (TSMC) in Dallas. The employee in the case, Dr. Nassar was not hired by the hospital, and he sued for discrimination and harassment, alleging it was because he was of Middle Eastern descent.
When an employee of the federal government loses a case involving questions of discrimination and procedural issues with Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), courts had ruled that the employee must appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
The U.S. Supreme Court has recently agreed to review a case to determine who can be considered a workplace supervisor when it comes to federal employment discrimination claims. The Dallas area is home to many federal workers who will be interested to learn how the court's ruling could impact future discrimination lawsuits.
Federal employees in Dallas who did not sign up for the military draft or those who have been fired because they did not sign up will be interested in a recent Supreme Court ruling regarding this very situation. The case that prompted the ruling was brought by a man who was hired by the Internal Revenue Service in 1991. In 2002, he was a candidate for a promotion. However, the IRS performed a background check, and at that time, they determined the man never signed up for the Selective Service. The man claimed he was unaware of the requirement, but he was later fired anyway.