Reid Skibell recently discussed several key discrimination matters attorneys should have on their radar for 2023 in a Law360 analysis on what’s ahead.
In the article, Reid shared his insights on two cases that he is following closely this year: Hamilton v. Dallas County in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and Chen-Oster et al. v. Goldman Sachs and Co. et al. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
In Hamilton v. Dallas County, the Fifth Circuit will hear oral arguments in a challenge to a court rule making it tougher for workers and job applicants to bring Title VII discrimination cases. Reid anticipates “a decision en banc that brings the Fifth Circuit in line with the other circuits.”
In Chen-Oster et al. v. Goldman Sachs and Co. et al., the Southern District of New York will hear a decades-old sex discrimination class action against Goldman Sachs that examines the organization’s two main evaluation metrics that allegedly systematically place women at lower rankings than men. Reid notes “A lot of the decisions in the case are really dealing with unsettled issues because this type of discrimination jury trial just doesn’t happen.”