Batter up: the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The strike zone: does it lean pro-worker or pro-corporation? It is the first and about to become even more so. Like a player’s batting average, black and white opinions do not lie.
Leading off is the March 24 decision in Woods v. LaToya Cantrell. After years of dithering, the Fifth Circuit squarely held that a single racial slur is sufficient to warrant the denial of summary judgment on a hostile environment claim.