CIHLER Analysis Untangles Recent Supreme Court Holdings

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Two recent holdings by the U.S. Supreme Court have been hailed as "victories" for employees seeking personal accommodations under civil rights law. However, a new analysis from the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) finds little real change—along with considerable confusion—regarding the Court's actual holding. The analysis, "The United States Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employees in the Young and Abercrombie Cases: What Do They Really Hold?," is written by David Sherwyn and David B. Ritter. Sherwyn is the John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources, professor of law at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, and CIHLER director. Ritter is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg. Published in association with the Center for Hospitality Research, Sherwyn and Ritter's analysis is available at no more.

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