Supreme Court Revives 3rd-Party Retaliation Case

Law360, New York (January 24, 2011, 4:13 PM EST) -- Applying a broad reading of Title VII's anti-retaliation provisions, the U.S. Supreme Court revived a suit Monday over whether federal law protects employees from being fired in response to a close colleague filing a discrimination complaint against a common employer.

In an 8-0 decision, the high court reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit's en banc ruling that Eric L. Thompson — who was fired by North American Stainless LP allegedly in response to a gender discrimination complaint his then-fiancee, who also worked...
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