U.S. High Court Majority Upholds State's Immunity From Employee's Bias Suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A state employee is blocked by sovereign immunity from recovering damages from his state employer for claims of discrimination brought under the self-care provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled March 20, affirming a decision by the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Daniel Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland, et al., No. 10-1016, U.S. Sup.).

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