As the fallout from President Trump’s racist tweets gripped Washington and beyond, a Shipman & Goodwin employment-law partner hit Westlaw to examine court decisions in cases where judges confronted the language “go back to your country” arising in discrimination cases.

“This language has, rightly, been condemned. But I wondered—what does employment law have to say about this type of language in the private workplace context?” Shipman & Goodwin’s Daniel Schwartz wrote in a blog post. “Do courts find that this language can be used to find employment discrimination? As it turns out, courts have quite a bit to say.”

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