Thompson v. Dallas City Attorney’s Office

Allegation: Attorney suffered workplace harassment, retaliation, and discrimination at the hands of the Dallas, Tex. city attorney’s office. Texas state courts kicked her case out for being untimely; normally this means that her federal case cannot continue, but a 38-year-old Fifth Circuit decision says that it can. What gives? Fifth Circuit: The rule of orderliness does not oblige us to esteem an old, “legally anomalous” case over decades of contrary precedent. “[D]isregarding on-point precedent in favor of an aberrational decision flouting that precedent is the antithesis of orderliness.”

Tags: 2019, Employment Discrimination, Fifth Circuit, Harassment, Retaliation

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