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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar

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Case Term OT 2012
Category Other Cases
Question Presented Whether the retaliation provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e-2(a), and similarly worded statutes require a plaintiff to prove but-for causation (i.e., that an employer would not have taken an adverse employment action but for an improper motive), or instead require only proof that the employer had a mixed motive (i.e., that an improper motive was one of multiple reasons for the employment action).
Lower Court's Decision

Outcome - Reverse

This case was decided on 23 June, 2013.

Roberts
Robertsremand
Scalia
Scaliaremand
Kennedy
Kennedyremand
Thomas
Thomasremand
Ginsburg
Ginsburgaffirm
Breyer
Breyeraffirm
Alito
Alitoremand
Sotomayor
Sotomayoraffirm
Kagan
Kaganaffirm