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Gossett v. Tractor Supply Co. (Tenn. 9/20/10)

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McDonnell Douglas Bites the Dust in Tennessee.

Ogletree Deakins • September 23, 2010
Yesterday I wrote about Texas' own little corner of the workers' comp world, today it is the Volunteer State's turn to take the spotlight for its unique view of an element of employment law. In Gossett v. Tractor Supply Co. (Tenn. 9/20/10) a sharply divided Supreme Court dumped one of the long time stalwart's of employment discrimination and retaliation, the McDonnell Douglas shifting burden of proof for evaluating a plaintiff's claim.