S&C Critical Insights – Supreme Court Business Review: Labor & Employment in Bostock and Comcast

August 21, 2020


In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights, Litigation partners Judd Littleton and Julia Malkina are joined by Julie Jordan and Annie Ostrager, co-heads of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Group, in a continuation of S&C’s Supreme Court Business Review podcast series.

Julie and Annie discuss two recent employment law developments at the Supreme Court. First, they review the much-awaited decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, a case holding that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Next, they explore Comcast v. National Association of African American-Owned Media, a decision determining the causation standard for race discrimination claims under Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. Julie and Annie share their insights on the implications of these decisions for businesses and employment law practitioners. 


S&C’s Labor & Employment Group
Sullivan & Cromwell’s Labor and Employment Group was established more than 60 years ago. Today, the Group regularly advises clients on their most challenging matters, emerging issues and the evolving legal landscape, including on issues such as social responsibility, company culture, diversity and inclusion, and COVID-19. The Labor and Employment Group employs a cross-disciplinary approach, working collaboratively with colleagues from other practice areas. The Group frequently works closely with members of the Firm’s Executive Compensation Group and Whistleblower Litigation & Workplace Investigations team to assist clients with the full spectrum of employment issues that they confront


S&C’s Appellate Practice
S&C’s Appellate practice draws on the experience of 11 former U.S. Supreme Court clerks and more than 160 clerks to judges on all 13 federal courts of appeals and many state courts and international tribunals. S&C lawyers have achieved success for the Firm’s clients in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals and administrative agencies, state supreme and appellate courts, and numerous international tribunals.


S&C’s Litigation Practice
Our Litigation Group draws upon S&C’s deep experience in corporate, financial and transactional law, forming integrated teams that handle any issue that may arise. We manage matters through every stage of the litigation life cycle, before any court, arbitration panel or regulatory agency.