Wetherill v. Geren: The Eighth Circuit Erred by Applying the Feres Doctrine to Bar Dual Status Military Technicians from Bringing Civil Actions under Title VII
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INTRODUCTION|Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees based on race, national origin, color, religion, or sex. The protections of Title VII are not generally available to employees of the military unless the military employee is deemed a civilian employee. This is the case because courts have generally applied Feres v. United States (the "Feres doctrine") to bar Title VII claims by servicemembers arising out of actions incident to service...
46 Creighton L. Rev. 433 (2012-2013)
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