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The field of employment discrimination law was alive and well in the Eleventh Circuit during the 2000 survey period. Indeed, the area is not even showing any signs of slowing down. The case receiving the most press was the Supreme Court's decision in Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc. , which, although an age discrimination action, will have a large impact on whether cases reach a jury in all areas of employment discrimination law. The Eleventh Circuit also handed down a number of notable decisions, particularly in the area of sexual harassment, the disparate impact theory of liability, and the scope of Title VII's retaliation provision.